July 24, 2011

EPA Ordered Wisconsin's Fox River Cleanup; Costs to Exceed $1Billion

Two companies, Appleton Papers and NCR Corp. have paid most of the cleanup costs so far, and are now arguing that others should be paying more, and there doesn't seem to be any reason why this shouldn't turn into a Trial Attorney's Bonanza.  Of course, the EPA already will have an army of lawyers, well-fed and very well-paid, courtesy of the US Taxpayer.  In essence, the taxpayers will be paying for a government entity, the EPA, who is unaccountable to the voting public, to fight to damage companies that provide jobs for Wisconsinites.

If I could vote on this issue, I'd vote NO! Or I'd work to get the scoundrel who did this voted out of office.  Of course I have no vote, and the EPA is a bull in a chinashop whose inventory is dangerously low as it is.

Meanwhile the unemployment rate continues to hover near 10%, inflation has set in, the housing market is still broken after 2.5 years, and Congress is playing Mexican poker with the budget, with politicians threatening default and calamity.

What a wonderful time for an American corporation, who provides jobs in it's pursuit of evil profits, to be getting whipped about the head and shoulders by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Is it any wonder the US is losing economic strength?
  • Is it any wonder that most of the voting age public has turned its back on the entire process, including the news that pertains to it?
  • Is it any wonder millions of alarmed Americans are talking about a return to Constitutional principles?
  • Does anyone doubt that almost every single politician in Washington DC at this time will have to be replaced in order to accomplish this?
  • America, we have our work cut out for us!
Below is an excerpt from the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel article:

"The cleanup is the largest of its kind in the United States, and according to court records, the cost of removing chemicals could exceed $1 billion.
The two companies that have paid for most of the cleanup so far - Appleton Papers and NCR Corp. - are close to ending dredging for the year because they want others to pay for a greater share of the cost.
The decision also raises questions about how the cleanup will proceed next year.
In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Appleton Papers Inc., NCR and other companies to remove PCBs from the river. The PCBs were used to make a type of paper for copying known as carbonless paper."... read more Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel


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