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Geologist Suggests EPA Poisoned River on Purpose

 

Last updated 8/19/2015 at 9:38am

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When a contractor working for the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) accidentaly breached a dam at the Gold King Mine, three million gallons of toxic water containing lead, arsenic and other heavy metals gushed into the Animas River. The contaminated water flowed into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah and is on its way to California. Backing up to July 30- days before the "accident"- a retired geologist, Dave Taylor, seems to have predicted something like an intentional breach while the E.P.A. was in town. In a letter to the editor of a local newspaper, the Silverton Standard & The Miner, Taylor began by referring to a meeting in June between a representative of the E.P.A. and the newspaper's editors where the representative claimed the agency had no current agenda. Taylor said this statement was either ignorant or an outright falsehood and he then predicted a scenario that would occur based on his experience. Taylor said the E.P.A.'s real plan was to get its foot in the door "to justify their hidden agenda for construction of a treatment plant." Taylor said the agency needs to feed and justify their existence with new, big projects. "It appears to me that the E.P.A. is setting your town and the area up for a possible Superfund blitzkrieg," he warned. "I would recommend that anyone who owns a home, property water well or spring in the Cement Creek drainage take water samples ASAP to protect themselves from groundwater changes that may be caused by the E.P.A. plugging operation!"

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