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James River crude oil spill happened on 4/31/2014- DON'T DRINK THE TAPWATER

 
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richmond, va, is needing a good laugh about now- last night we found out some CSX trains in Lynchberg derailed and dumped 50,000+ gallons of crude oil down the James River, which is a huge water supply for cities all downstream. (not to forget all the wildlife on the river who are being poisoned or were burned to death when the river caught fire)

If you live around the James River, please be careful drinking any water. Well water should be okay, but anything from the tap has oil residue in it, so just drink bottled water or well-filtered rain water. here's an article to share:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/30/3432820/train-derailment-lynchburg/

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/train-carrying-crude-oil-derails-in-downtown-lynchburg/article_ca91041c-d096-11e3-ae9b-0017a43b2370.html

please let your friends in VA//Appalachian//Piedmont region know about this if they haven't already heard. thanks-

-jude
 
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Jude, just tell us what other forums you would like this to appear in and we can add them so that it is one post appearing in several forums. thanks.
 
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thanks Judith Browning! umm i'm quite new to Permies and forums and all that, so i'm not certain where we should post it to spread the word. i found the "regional resources" part and posted in Southern US and Appalachia, but maybe there are other places you could repost it that would get more foot traffic? I really appreciate it, this is an awful disaster (that's happening with more frequency), and people need to know about it to protect themselves. Also, we need to wake the heck up and hold CSX//oil companies//local government accountable, because it's just going to get worse from here, i think.

it stinks, Richmond prides itself on having one of the only "safe enough to swim//drink from still" rivers on the East coast, but this kind of crap is ruining it.

and the news stations aren't covering it as much as they should, of course. to keep the panic at bay.

thanks for spreading the word.

-jude

 
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