Thursday, June 21, 2012

Link To PSC Letter, Plan To Engage In Some Waukesha Water Review

I posted information from the PSC's letter yesterday, and finally can supply a link to it.

Try this one.

This was the lede on the posting:

Word on the street has been that the Waukesha Water Utility had something up its sleeve to help goose along its Great Lakes water application, and that could be a PSC card apparently now in play.

We haven't heard from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in this matter because there is no water supplier deal for it to approve - - but now with a 2-1 Scott Walker appointee-majority, the PSC has begun to involve itself in the already-heavily politicized Waukesha water supply issue, according to a PSC letter to the DNR dated June 18th. 



We know where this is going don't we. Too bad for Waukesha residents in that Walker will play his authoritarian ego over the best interests of thirsty residents in his Walkersha. Maybe they'll see the wisdom in regional cooperation. Maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Then there is this.

"By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica

Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia.

There are growing signs they were mistaken.

Records from disparate corners of the United States show that wells drilled to bury this waste deep beneath the ground have repeatedly leaked, sending dangerous chemicals and waste gurgling to the surface or, on occasion, seeping into shallow aquifers that store a significant portion of the nation’s drinking water."

"But in interviews, several key experts acknowledged that the idea that injection is safe rests on science that has not kept pace with reality, and on oversight that doesn’t always work.

“In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted,” said Mario Salazar, an engineer who worked for 25 years as a technical expert with the EPA’s underground injection program in Washington. “A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die.”"