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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: hum/water


re: our water problem in Hills: The EPA says that it has now
definitively defined the boundaries of the plume and surprise!!!...it is
bigger than they had anticipated. No source identified as of yet.
Routine sampling of worst contamination sites is ongoing every 3 months
or so while the EPA sorts out what to do next. Meanwhile, they continue
to supply water to those homes exceeding what they have tentatively
identified as a safe drinking level. Although, speaking of which, the
battle to legally and scientifically define a safe level rages on in
Washington DC between the EPA, the National Academy of Sciences, the
Department of Defense, and the aerojet industry. Of course, the EPA and
the NAS would like to see a lower level set (less than 4 parts per
billion) while the DOD and the aerojet manufacturers would like to see a
radically higher level (400 parts per billion or higher). Follow the
money and who do you think is likely to win??? Regardless, our town is
pursuing our own interests and has commissioned an intensive water study
to be done by an independent engineering firm. We will be paying in
excess of $30,000 for the study but are confident the results of it will
be impartial and therefore should give us a good idea of what OUR next
steps will be, independent of what the EPA thinks they might or might
not do. Stay tuned...and thanks for asking, Pam! Did you call Austin yet
about your water problems?



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Thu 07/01,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 06:12:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] hum/water

And I'll bet your a darned effective one too - LOL. How's your water
situation these days BTW?<br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp, TX<br>zone
8A<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: Melody<br>Sent: 7/1/2004
12:09:30 AM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:
[CHAT] hum/water<br><br>> I positively live to be the squeaky wheel!
:-)<br>> <br>> <br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>> <br>> "The most beautiful
thing we can experience is the mysterious." <br>> --Albert Einstein<br>>
<br>> --- On Wed 06/30, < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:<br>>
From: [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:30:32 -0500<br>>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] hum/water<br>> <br>> Oh trust me,
I'm the squeaky wheel alright. Had a chat w/ the<br>> police<br>chief
and the sargeant about 4th of July fireworks enforcement<br>>
after<br>today. No more artillery barrages thank you. They know me
and<br>> know I<br>mean business.<br><br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp,
TX<br>zone<br>> 8A<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: Jesse
Bell<br>Sent:<br>> 6/29/2004 6:27:32 AM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: Re: Re:<br>> Re: [CHAT]
hum/water<br><br>> Yep...the squeaky wheel thing. And "one<br>> voice"
can make a big<br>> difference. It leads to "one more voice" and<br>> so
on and so on. I went to<br>> the school board last year to voice my<br>>
complaints...and at the time it<br>> seemed to do NOTHING and I was<br>>
discouraged. Now, they have a lawsuit<br>> against them for the
very<br>> things I addressed and the attorney contacted<br>> me for a
statement<br>> and wanted to know if I would testify. You betcha.<br>>
<br>> <br>><br>> <br>> Donna <justme@prairieinet.net> wrote:<br>> are
you reading my mind<br>> Jesse? I think Pam should at least show up
at<br>> the town meetings and<br>> speak her peace at least.... they may
listen!<br>> <br>> <br>><br>> Donan<br>> <br>> ----- Original Message
-----<br>> From: Jesse Bell<br>><br>> Sent: 6/29/2004 12:41:05 PM<br>>
To: ga

rdenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject:<br>> Re: Re: Re: [CHAT] hum/water<br>>
<br>> > OHhhhhhhhhhh, excuses,<br>> excuses. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I say do it.
Maybe they NEED tactless and blunt<br>> IMHO. :-><br>> > <br>> >
wrote:Donna darlin' - I am WAY too tactless,<br>> blunt and otherwise
utterly<br>> > obnoxious to ever stand for public<br>> office. C'mon
now. And our city<br>> > council meetings are on auction<br>> night when
I'm busy running off all that<br>> > loser white trash<br>> overflow
from next door. So that's out until Eulen<br>> > retires or<br>> croaks.
Makes me crazy.<br>> > <br>> > <br>> > Pam Evans<br>> > Kemp,<br>>
TX<br>> > zone 8A<br>> > ----- Original Message -----<br>> > From:<br>>
Donna<br>> > Sent: 6/29/2004 7:37:47 AM<br>> > To:<br>>
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] hum/water<br>> ><br>>
<br>> > > I think you should run for office there Pam.... m<br>> <br>>
ight get them moving in the correct direction:)<br>> > > <br>> > ><br>>
although I attempt to stay out of politics completely, this little<br>>
town<br>> > > grew so fast those in office were having a hard time.<br>>
Attended a few<br>> > > town meetings, spoke up.... maybe you
should<br>> also do something like<br>> > > that.<br>> > > <br>> > >
<br>> > ><br>> Donna<br>> > > who's ex-husband is a politician<br>> > >
<br>> > > <br>><br>> > > > No Donna, after 21" so far in June, I think
the drought is history<br>> for<br>> > > > now (we only get 35" of rain
a year). Our normal June<br>> rainfall total is<br>> > > > 3.3" We've
gotten nearly 7 times that and<br>> more tonight they say. The<br>> > >
> city of Kemp better get off it's<br>> collective butt and get busy.
Not my<br>> > > > fault they're broke,<br>> they need to learn how to
spend their money wisely.<br>> > > > They've<br>> got 2 bonds they can't
pay off now because they fritter the<br>> > > ><br>> money away on
stupid stuff like donations to motorcycle clubs while<br>> the<br>> > >
> squad cars break down and sit, useless.<br>> > > > <br>><br>> > > >
<br>> > > > Pam Ev

an
s<br>> > > > Kemp, TX<br>> > > > zone 8A<br>><br>> > > <br>> > ><br>>
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