July 28 2011

Environmental Disasters (Halliburton)

There is a city in Oklahoma who has ground water now contaminated by Halliburton burning rocket fuel.  Remember, the largest oil spill in the gulf was partly blamed on the poor judgement of Halliburton and British Petroleum.  I’m beginning to think that maybe poor judgement is part of their corporate mind set.  Even in North Pole, Alaska the ground water has been contaminated by the refinery that was built in the 70’s.  It was owned by the Koch Brothers, Williams Oil and I’m not sure now who is the operator and owners now.  The contamination of ground water by these companies is beyond pale.  For example, just look at the contamination of water all around the country with the
Methyl tert-butyl ether that the very same oil companies added to their refined products.  Corpus Christi, Texas ground water contamination by the oil refineries there was in the news while we were staying there.   Whole neighborhoods can not use their wells for domestic water.   Now I hear the Tea Party and their Republican stooges are wanting to roll back our environmental laws.  That makes sense doesn’t it.

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2 Responses to “Environmental Disasters (Halliburton)”

  1. Databrokers says:

    Just a touch more information; The North Pole water situation in Alaska. It’s contaminated with a chemical from the refinery. You can’t even use your well water there for watering your garden. The oil refinery owners supply water to those folks who live around the refinery for drinking.

  2. Databrokers says:

    Oh, and just for consideration: Owners of the North Pole refinery and the one in Corpus Christi I was speaking of. Is owned by Flint Hills. Google that, interesting reading there. Look who they back and who owns them.

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