North Carolina community's water contaminated with toxic chemicals...
The town of Wake Forest, North Carolina is in an uproar after learning the state officials knew their water was contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals and waited more than six years to tell them.
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#1 Nov 2, 2012
Wake Forest had a population that more than doubled after "9-11" with mostly Northeast "transplants." They have a culture very different from what existed before, and which was distinctly Southern and largely Protestant. The new population came by --literally--- tens of thousands, doubling the population of the town in just five years.
The newcomers are usually from urban, transient places, very driven by the "Welfare-Warfare" mentality of the economy, places such as NY, NJ, MA, etc. They are used to the Welfare State, running things by law suits, etc.--- and now the local people of the previously small town will be living that way, too. Many decided to be displaced and tried to leave when the "change" happened. It has also made it a "political swing state."
Clearly, from statements, the "officials" do not care about the water. On record, they have shown no remorse. They seem as if they will only deal with the "most affected" places--- and the new population is not of a sort to try to deal with it. They are not in "real" communities, but just people from all over the place, transients, from very different cultures and lifestyles piled on top of each other, like in New York.
The people need to have tested city water lines run throughout the area. But this will not be done.
It's funny--- that this is part of the area so affected by the Tobacco Acts of 1965, which devalued the land of 500,000 farmers, the majority of which were in NC. Maybe when populations "get things" that way, it comes back to haunt them.
Many people do not even know who to call, and really, no one really helps. A once beautiful area now a "change area" to make it like the "developed" "cities." The kind of places people in Wake Forest went there to escape, to escape the kind of people who are socialized in a greedy city way.
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