ICYMI: Another EPA-caused disaster in Georgia happened 5 months ago, but hazard continues in sediment flow: http://t.co/z3vLuVovaC— Watchdog.org (@Watchdogorg) August 23, 2015
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 Lake Oconee and then to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species.
Lead in the soil at the project site 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.
When corporations cause toxic spills they are severely punished; who will hold the EPA accountable for its latest spills in CO and GA?— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 21, 2015