#125 Feb 21, 2011
A major explosion also occurred at a similar factory in Toulouse, France in 2001. Twenty people were killed, damage was caused up to 2 miles away, telephones were disrupted up to 62 miles away, and 500 homes were left uninhabitable.
Even disregarding that, nitrate is easily absorbed into the water supply and is very, very costly to clean-up. It is also linked to "blue baby syndrome," which is often fatal. It can kill fish if absorbed into the land then leached into the water. It also is linked to abortions, still births and stunted offspring in cows and horses, so the plant poses a serious threat to farmers.
California Prop. 65 (as well as other medical research) also classifies ammonium nitrate as both birth defect causing and cancer causing. Extremely high exposure can cause breathing trouble (your blood can't carry oxygen as well), collapse, and even death.
Maybe you think... well.. I drink bottled water; this will protect me. You're wrong. Ammonium nitrate can be absorbed through your skin.
Not to mention that the timing of this public hearing is technically illegal... the 15 days noticed required by Tennessee Code Annotated Section 13-7-105 has not been met, as first notice of the hearing was on Thursday, February 10, and this was simply an article in the paper, not the official public notice as required by law.
I would love for Greene County to get a new factory. I AM NOT a tree-hugger (at all). However, the possibility that "up to 80 jobs" - read that again - "up to" is important, and also that only, at max, 80 jobs would be created, relative to the risks posed to 66,000 people in Greene County - not to mention surrounding areas, is simply terrible leadership on the part of Greene County government officials and a poor choice for all Greene Countians.
#126 Feb 21, 2011
SMURFS. Its got to be smurfs. The kind that explode when they enter a town such as GVegas. Yes that's it. I guessed it.
#127 Feb 22, 2011
From what I can tell your just relaying the good aspects of it!!!!!!!!!!Keep digging opposed at least those of us to lazy to check things out have some good reading!
#128 Feb 23, 2011
Darn, I was hoping it would be that Mike Rowe was coming to Greeneville. LOL.
#129 Feb 24, 2011
I was hopimg it was a fertilizer detector coming so we didnt step in these piles of bullshit being spread around the county!
#130 Apr 18, 2013
You people hear about the explosion in Texas yesterday? Well, that's what you've got coming to the town in your county. Sounded like a good deal, you have no clue!
#131 Apr 18, 2013
It's a factory that recycles used condoms.
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