I am really pissed off right now!
The state of Indiana has given legal permission to British Petroleum (BP) to dump industrial waste and sewage into Lake Michigan. In addition to the hazardous chemicals that will compile over hundreds of years, the waste includes asbestos, which is proven to cause cancer.
Right now the other lake-bordering states are trying to fight this, lets hope they succeed.
This is insane, if you are ever bored, look this shit up, it will absolutely amaze you. You think we would learn a lesson after the Cuyahoga (sp) river incident. For those of you that don’t know, a while back, the Cuyahoga river in Ohio I think actually caught on fire! A river that caught on fire! crazy! It caught on fire cuz so much industrial waste collected in it over time.
Why BP dumping asbestos tainted waste will lead to human cancer incidents: When a toxin is introduced into an ecosystem, lets say it is absorbed by seaweed first. Then lets say a tadpole eats 5 seaweed pieces. The toxins cant be metabolized, so they accumulate in the organism over time.
Now the tadpole has the toxins from 5 seaweed pieces. Then lets say a fish eats 20 tadpoles. The fish now has accumulated 100 times the amount of toxins in it’s environment. The higher an animal is on the food chain, the more toxins it retains. (this is why pesticides kill lots of birds. the pesticides accumulate through the plants, then is magnified through the insects, then is magnified again into the birds).
so after that little ecology lesson, it is clear (and had been stated by leading ecologists) that if BP dumps its industrial toxins into Lake Michigan, and we eat fish from the lake, some people will get cancer because of the asbestos accumulation. BP will directly be the cause of cancer for some people, and they fucking know it too.
Please dont take me for a tree-hugger, it just makes me mad that this shit happens after all the evidence that we are killing the earth and ourselves.