EPA Causes Second Spill Disaster at Old Georgia Cotton Mill – Lead Levels 20,000 TIMES Above Normal

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HAZARDOUS EXCAVATION: An EPA project results in a broken water main, which flooded toxic dirt into a nearby creek. (Watchdog)

The EPA caused a toxic spill of 3 million gallons of poisonous waste into a system of Colorado rivers earlier this month.

But that wasn’t the EPA’s first toxic spill this year.
The EPA sent deadly sediment into a Georgia water system from an the 19th century Mary Leila Cotton Mill.
Watchdog.org reported:

Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia.

In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues as heavy storms — one hit the area Tuesday — wash more soil into the creek.

The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Lake Oconee and then to Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species.

Lead in the soil is 20,000 times higher than federal levels established for drinking water, said microbiologist Dave Lewis, who was a top-level scientist during 31 years at the Environmental Protection Agency.

He became a whistleblower critical of EPA practices and now works for Focus for Health, a nonprofit that researches disease triggers.

“Clearly, the site is a major hazardous chemical waste dump, which contains many of the most dangerous chemical pollutants regulated by the EPA,” Lewis wrote in a 2014 affidavit for a court case filed by local residents that failed to prevent the EPA project: creating a low-income housing development.

The mill site contains 34 hazardous chemicals, 30 of which are on the EPA’s list of priority pollutants because of “high toxicity, persistence, lack of degradability, and harmful effects on living organisms,” Lewis wrote.

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  • Voltaires Crack

    With all of these accidents happening, we really ought to consider forming a government agency that can provide oversight to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen so frequently.

  • Patty

    Has anyone hear a word from Obama about this disaster, I mean when Bush was president the left was on his back 24/7 about Katrina.

    I suppose this is the leadership difference between Presidents. Obama would no more visit Colorado unless there was a Golf course there.

    You won’t see Obama in any war zone, No, Ferguson and in this disaster area.

  • Mitch_Rapp

    EPA, another incompetent AGENCY run by fools hired by Obama!

  • Mitch_Rapp

    Obama doesn’t even invite Ferguson Slum Dwellers to vacation with him!

    Obama surrounds himself with ONE PERCENTERS! and the dummies in the ghettoes and media think Obama cares about them!

  • Mitch_Rapp

    Another BILLION DOLLAR AGENCY to screw up the screw ups!

    Yep – makes sense

  • Ganesha_akbar

    Yes but did Trump inspire the spill?

  • Mad Hatter

    Al Gore, the Sierra Club, Green Peace, and Barack Obama could not be found for comment, which is the same response from them about the Colorado Mine.

  • PAvolley

    Nice comparison Patty! The only hazard Barry steps in is aside a fairway.

  • archer52

    Jeezz, stop already! For the love of all thing holy, drop your frigging shovel and go home!

  • freeinaz

    Weird how silent these a$$hats are.

  • freeinaz

    There’s a word for that…coward.

  • Mad Hatter

    They wouldn’t be silent if this was ALCOA, Monsanto, or Halliburton. They would be calling for the CEO’s head, and would be calling this disaster a crime against the environment.

  • NotKennedy

    Is the lead related to the 19th century cotton mill?

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  • NJK

    These aren’t accidents. They just assume everyone will believe that they are. It’s terrorism.

  • Finncrisp

    Criminality is no stranger to The EPA. They are on the rampage.

  • ar05075

    The EPA is Obama’s diabolical back door….!

  • loving eugene

    Is this some kind of Munchhausen by Proxy scam?

  • Chris Schroder

    Well, the Colorado disaster is real. The Georgia one is not. It’s made up by a BS blogger. Sorry you all had to be subjected to this guy who was hired by an attorney to post fake blogs. Let’s get back to worrying about the actual disaster in Colorado. Fox News got hoodwinked on this. Sorry to watch this go down. Hurts their journalistic credibility. They should check facts before re-posting random blogs. Trust me, this one will go up there with the Dan Rather story.

  • itsy_bitsy

    Here’s the big secret – a huge portion of government employees, at all levels, including at the top, are not intelligent, capable people! They have absolutely no business being put into the jobs they now hold. They have no training, and even in cases where they are supposed to have been trained, they are incompetent! Look at it this way, if the boss is stupid (he usually knows it), the last thing he wants is someone smarter in a subservient position, so he hires those who will not be a threat to him or his job! He hires people even less competent than he is! That’s our US government today! This is a fact, whether the above story is factual or not!

  • ohio granny

    In a sane world the EPA would be put out of business as they cause much more damage to the environment than they ever prevent. Unfortunately we don’t live in a sane world.

  • Calamity Jane

    Now…..If this were a private contractor bustin’ up a water line resulting in the same situation, the wrath of the EPA would be on him like ugly on Moochelle’s face.


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  • John

    Not a peep in the MSM about this.

  • Dean

    If you have yet to figure it out, the government is our enemy.

  • LawReader

    Keep in mind, boys and girls – this would be the EPA that ‘got it’s start’ killing 50 million human beings via it’s actions on ‘DDT’ – initiating a ‘ban’ – which the US spread worldwide via ‘financial aid threats’ – despite the fact that the hearings conducted on it’s safety showed no ‘Silent Spring’ effects (the entire fiasco based on a garbage environmentalist book) – hearings that Rucklehaus (head of the new agency) didn’t even attend…

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  • Mark

    Close down the EPA. It is nothing but a political bludgeon.

  • Mark

    Freeloader works, too.

  • Mark

    That is correct. The rioting is aided and abetted by the Whitehouse cockroaches. First Occupy, now BLM; both are criminal organizations ripe for a RICO prosecution.

  • LawReader

    If you missed it – this spring SCOTUS issued a ruling in favor of a police department that refused to hire an applicant ‘because he scored too high on the intelligence/aptitude tests’, and the department position was ‘bright people tend not to stay in law enforcement work’ The court agreed with the department’s ‘reasoning’. Pretty much tells you everything you want to know about ‘government employment practices’…

    A report as it went thru a lower court…

  • J. Winston Zedmore

    Given obama’s destructive intent with respect to the economic and social balance in the US, at some point we will wonder whether or not these spills are actually accidental.

  • Kenneth Fichtl

    If the EPA would have dug up the bones of slaves he would have shut them down forever