NJ Hospital switches to bottled water due to excessive lead levels in theirs

Source: RTAmerica
January 23, 2017

Patients, visitors and medical staff are on high alert after dangerous levels of lead were detected in the water at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. The hospital has begun to use bottle and tank water and has drawn attention from the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports.

Oregon Rain Man Forced to Destroy Pond: Americans “Not Entitled To Private Property Water Rights”

via: SHTFPlan.com
Source: AnonHQ.com
January 5, 2017

Editor’s Comment: The continued assault against independence and self-sustainability is absolutely eradicating freedom. 2017 would do well to see a resurgence of off grid living and a fight back against the regulatory systems that would restrict how people can live on their own land, and without the need to be dependent upon government or corporations for their livelihood.

Unless that silent war is curbed, people will find that all the freedom talk on the Internet won’t mean anything to a population that needs its own resources and resilience. Preppers should be particularly wary of areas that have cracked down the hardest.

Oregon Couple Told They Have No Water Rights, Forced to Destroy Their Own Pond

by AnonHQ

Remember the Oregon ‘Rain Man’ or Gary Harrington — who was sent to 30 days in Jackson County Jail and slapped with a $1,500 fine for collecting rainwater on his 170-acre property? He was ordered to breach his dams and drain his ponds that held more than 13 million gallons of water, enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Now, an Oregon couple faces a similar fate as Gary Harrington because the rain belongs to the overbearing government, because corporate greed claims water is not a human right, and because Americans are not entitled to do what they please on their private property.

The Jackson County Watermaster’s office has told Jon and Sabrina Carey to destroy their 2-acre pond — built 40 years ago, long before they bought the 10-acre property off Butte Falls Highway two and a half years ago — as they don’t have any water rights.

“I basically bought a lemon. That’s how they explained it to me.”

The county had no issues with the pond until Jon sought to grow legal medical cannabis on his property. He was then required to produce proof that he had a viable source of water for cannabis cultivation.

Although the county records clearly show the pond, the Watermaster’s Office claimed the previous owners had not received a permit for the pond so the Careys were now in violation of Oregon regulations — and they would have to shoulder the cost of draining the water. As a result, the Careys stopped using pond water and resorted to trucking in water from Butte Falls for their household and garden needs.

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Since the Medford Water Commission has rights to the watershed around Careys’ property — where Medford’s primary source of water, Big Butte Springs, is located — its staff denied Careys request to adopt the pond and treat it as a municipal water source so that the water could be used for emergency firefighting, wildlife habitat and as an additional source for municipal needs.

In spite of the government claiming ownership of rainwater as part of the public water supply, it still rejected the Careys’ plea to treat their pond as part of public property. Mail Tribune reports:

“Water Commission staff found several problems with the Careys’ request, including setting a precedent that could prompt similar requests and weaken state statutes while not meeting the definition of ‘municipal water source’. The staff found it would be very difficult to access the water stored in the pond for municipal reasons, and further monitoring and following up on compliance issues would be difficult and costly for the commission.”

Careys’ attorney, Sarah Liljefelt, who filed a request with Jackson County to provide the couple a permit to store water, says:

“The reservoir on Ms. Carey’s property, though small, is one of the largest in the area. In the past, the pond has been used for fire suppression and is accessible to fire trucks from Butte Falls Highway. The pond is an important source of water for beavers, otters, elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, bald eagle osprey, great blue heron, snowy egret, Canada geese and the western pond turtle.”

The couple have agreed to not use the pond water for their household and garden needs and keep the pond for wildlife, fire suppression and for any purpose specified by the Medford Water Commission. They’ve also agreed to reduce the size of the pond from about 12 acre feet of water to 9.2 acre feet; execute an easement to the city of Medfore to flood the property, access the reservoir, and cause the reservoir to be drained any time the city deems necessary; and assume all costs associated with permitting, construction, maintenance and liability. However, the Medford Water Commission is unmoved.

“I’m terrified right now… I am trying to work with the various government agencies to resolve this issue so the property doesn’t lose one of its most valuable assets. We’re just trying to do it by the rules. I’m trying to cooperate.”

The couple recently received support from firefighting agencies that need the water for wildfires. A letter from the Oregon Department of Forestry to the Water Commission supported retaining the reservoir to help suppress wildfires and provide enough water for a multiday operation. Neal Laugle, state aviation manager for ODF, wrote:

“I would like to urge the Medford Water Commission to consider keeping the reservoir in place at its current capacity for the purpose of providing a long-term water source for wildland firefighting. Without the water, it could increase the length of a wildfire fight and could lead to more destructive wildfires.”

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Michigan prepares to sell 100M gallons of groundwater to Nestle

Source: RTAmerica
December 6, 2016

While Flint, MI remains in crisis over its lead-poisoned water supply, the state is preparing to make permanent its 400M gallons-per-minute contract with Nestle, who bottles and sells it under the name “Ice Mountain Springwater.” This will be a retention of 100M gallons more than the contract currently states, an increase originally intended to be temporary.

Memo To Steve Bannon: Solve The Water-Shortage Problem

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Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
November 28, 2016

To Steve Bannon, Trump’s inside man for policy and innovation.

The subject: actually solving the water-shortage problem in California and other places.

Government bureaucrats and leaders are psychotically obsessed with maintaining their tight grip on a problem, massaging it, adoring it, arguing about it, figuring out how they can enhance their reputations by funding unworkable solutions—you know, the usual.

Anything except coming up with a useful practical answer.

This is why, in California, it’s taken 15-20 years to start building a desalination plant in Carlsbad that will take the salt out of seawater. Are these politicians idiots? Is the Pope Catholic?

So, Steve, I point you to an October 29, 2015 article in Fortune, “This billionaire wants to solve California’s water problem,” by Brittany Shoot:

“Manoj Bhargava, the man behind 5-Hour Energy, believes his affordable desalination technology can equally help wealthy Californians and poor Indians.”

“Take the Rain Maker, a desalination unit roughly the size of a flatbed truck that relies on a conventional power source to distill seawater into freshwater well beyond Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. A single Rain Maker can be placed in a town with a wastewater plant. In a crisis, hundreds could be stacked on an ocean barge to process seawater. Coastal desalination facilities typically cost billions to construct and require massive amounts of energy. Could the Rain Maker, produced at industrial scale, pull California back from the brink of disaster? The forecast looks promising. Regulators at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility, a testing facility administered in New Mexico by the Department of the Interior, have given it a stamp of approval.”

Getting the picture, Steve? Doesn’t this sound worth exploring?

Your man, Trump, has sent signals that he wants to introduce, into moribund gridlocked government, solutions that bypass the official structure of embedded morons who keep finding new ways to get nothing done.

Well, here’s one. Contact Manoj Bhargava, the 5-Hour Energy owner, and work something out. Find out if his system really operates without glitches. Looking into his method, I believe Mr. Bhargava and his technicians are prepared to a) answer any and all questions about the validity of their work and its cost-effectiveness, and b) provide demonstrations that can be checked and analyzed by independent scientists.

If the Bhargava method does work, and California Governor Jerry Brown comes up with a way to try to stop you, I would favor sending in the DHS. They might actually do something helpful in the way of “securing the homeland.” I think the untold numbers of farmers in California who’ve seen their growing operations collapse deserve immediate help. I’m sure you could act as an intermediary between a group of these growers and Mr. Bhargava.

Think of it. Horrible drought problem. No rain. Crops dying. Farmers going out of business. The state government of California does nothing about it except moan and whine and avoid and warn and cut water usage.

—Then, assuming Bhargava’s system works, you step in and solve the whole thing.

The horrible case of bureaucratic depression you’d engender by this act would be worth the price of admission.

And simultaneously, the upward surge of positive emotion across the country would send a message that your administration means business—and all is not lost. Far from it.

***Face it, Steve, the powers-that-be and their little government helpers are determined to SHOWCASE drought as an inevitable consequence of “manmade global warming.” They want to keep shoving drought into people’s faces to prove their fraudulent climate-change “science” is valid. Their prime agenda involves continued water shortages.

Suppose you, on the other hand, can move in and make the shortage go away, help the farmers, and all the people who eat what the farmers grow?

And suppose, as you do this, Trump live-streams info direct to the American people, bypassing media, and details the efforts to block getting water to California farmers? He names names, he shows how they don’t actually want to solve the problem.

That would be a win-win.

Except for the bureaucratic losers, who richly deserve their fate.

Show a bureaucrat a real solution to a serious problem and he feels naked and afraid. He’s unaccustomed to true answers. He feels as if his life is threatened.

But that’s his issue, not ours.

We don’t have to grant any value to his mindset.

Why can’t abundance, rather than scarcity, compose the foundation of a better future?

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

My second open letter to Steve Bannon, Trump’s inside man

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Source:NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
November 21, 2016

Yesterday, I published my first open letter to Steve Bannon: Trump’s chief strategist, special counselor, and, yes, avowed enemy of major media and their fake news bubbles.

Here is a follow-up. Like the first, this one involves solutions aimed at improving life in America.

And believe me, I understand that Progressive vampires and their allied subalterns are very nervous about workable solutions, especially as they empower people to succeed beyond permanent dependence on government, The Universal Teat and Provider. So be it.

Steve,

Again, I remind you, there are millions and millions of people out there who aren’t polled or counted or factored into the algorithms of political calculations. Some of them voted for your man, some didn’t vote at all. All of them want a role in the political process, and if sufficiently motivated and encouraged, they will suddenly show up and support you with an energy that will knock you off your chair.

They are against the multitude of lies big government has been feeding them for decades—lies that come back to the basic issue of HEALTH.

Here is an introductory list of what these millions of Americans are burning about:

GMOs in the food supply (never proven to be safe, never proven to increase crop yields). Toxic pesticides drenching the food supply. The lacing of our water with toxic fluorides (forced medical treatment with no informed consent). Harmful vaccine after vaccine injected into our children, and the cooked studies that claim these substances are universally safe and effective (watch the film Vaxxed (trailer) for a window into the fraud). The pharmaceutical assault on the population with toxic and unnecessary drugs (killing, at minimum, 106,000 Americans every year, a million Americans per decade—see Starfield, JAMA, July 26, 2000).

Let’s start with those. There are more.

I assure you, Steve, people with stacks of evidence, beyond official pronouncements, could come forward and make a case for the destructive toxicity of these substances. They already have. The crazies in this situation are actually the corporate and media front men, who are parroting what sold-out scientists at the FDA, CDC, and other agencies are feeding them.

Ridding the country of poisons, to put it frankly, would certainly rank as a solution. Healthier adults and children, filled with energy, alert and alive? Isn’t this a fundamental?

Of course, I’m showing you a tall hill to climb here, given the ubiquitous special interests who have been squeezing America for so long. But I would point out that you and others have been taking the fight to the proponents of global warming and exposing them for the frauds they are. That’s a big hill, too.

The toxic items I listed above are on the same hill.

Part of the solution? Serious DOJ prosecutions against FDA and CDC personnel for fraud, reckless endangerment, and waste of enormous federal funds.

You want to see a massive silent majority explode in support of your administration? Carry out those prosecutions. Extend them to pharmaceutical executives who have knowingly foisted their highly destructive drugs on the population.

At this point you’ll be thinking you can’t go that far. It’s too much to take on. Well, you took on climate change because you saw the agenda involved torpedoing the economy. What I’m giving you here (massive and unending toxicity in various forms) torpedoes the right to life itself.

This isn’t some wild-eyed appeal from the fringe, Steve. As an independent reporter (one of many) who has been covering these issues for more than 30 years, I assure you there is a whole library of evidence to support the points I’ve sketched out here.

You’re an expert on corrupt media. I guarantee there is no greater media corruption than in the area of health and medicine. Those boys and girls are locked up tight. If they aren’t lying, they aren’t living. From what I can see, you take great pleasure in overturning apple carts. Here is the big one. Flip it over, and you’ll watch some of the weirdest and slimiest creatures on this green Earth come crawling out.

You want a real revolution? It’s there.

Talk to the mother of a child whose brain has been hit and damaged with a vaccine. Listen to her. Look in her eyes. This is the fire of truth no liar can contradict. This is devastation.

It’s time to do something about it, come hell or high water.

Whether it’s your time, Steve, is up to you.

PS: I attach a letter about the fluoridation of our water supplies. It’s self-explanatory. It’s a bombshell.

Here is what the EPA Union of Scientists (!) had to say about fluoridation:

Quoting from a May 1, 1999, statement— “Why EPA’s Headquarters Union of Scientists Opposes Fluoridation” —written by William Hirzy, PhD, [Union of Scientists] Senior Vice-President, Chapter 280:

“…our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion. These hazards include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutations, cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, bone pathology and dental fluorosis.”

“In support of this concern are results from two epidemiology studies from China that show decreases in I.Q. in children who get more fluoride than the control groups of children in each study. These decreases are about 5 to 10 I.Q. points in children aged 8 to 13 years.”

“Another troubling brain effect has recently surfaced: fluoride’s interference with the function of the brain’s pineal gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin which, among other roles, mediates the body’s internal clock, doing such things as governing the onset of puberty. Jennifer Luke has shown that fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland and inhibits its production of melatonin. She showed in test animals that this inhibition causes an earlier onset of sexual maturity, an effect reported in humans as well in 1956…”

“EPA fired the Office of Drinking Water’s chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, who also was our local union’s treasurer at the time, for refusing to remain silent on the cancer risk issue. The judge who heard the lawsuit he [Marcus] brought against EPA over the firing made that finding—that EPA fired him over his fluoride work and not for the phony reason put forward by EPA management at his dismissal. Dr. Marcus won his lawsuit and is again at work at EPA.”

“…data showing increases in osteosarcomas in young men in New Jersey, Washington and Iowa based on their drinking fluoridated water. It was his [Dr. Marcus’] analysis, repeated statements about all these and other incriminating cancer data, and his requests for an independent, unbiased evaluation of them that got Dr. Marcus fired.”

“Regarding the effectiveness of fluoride in reducing dental cavities, there has not been any double-blind study of fluoride’s effectiveness as a caries preventative. There have been many, many small scale, selective publications on this issue that proponents cite to justify fluoridation, but the largest and most comprehensive study, one done by dentists trained by the National Institute of Dental Research, on over 39,000 school children aged 5-17 years, shows no significant differences (in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth) among caries [cavities] incidences in fluoridated, non-fluoridated and partially fluoridated communities. The latest publication on the fifty-year fluoridation experiment in two New York cities, Newburgh and Kingston, shows the same thing. The only significant difference in dental health between the two communities as a whole is that fluoridated Newburgh, N.Y. shows about twice the incidence of dental fluorosis (the first, visible sign of fluoride chronic toxicity) as seen in non-fluoridated Kingston.”

“John Colquhoun’s publication on this point of efficacy is especially important. Dr. Colquhoun was Principal Dental Officer for Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and a staunch supporter of fluoridation—until he was given the task of looking at the world-wide data on fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing cavities. The paper is titled, ‘Why I changed My Mind About Water Fluoridation.’ In it Colquhoun provides details on how data were manipulated to support fluoridation in English speaking countries, especially the U.S. and New Zealand. This paper explains why an ethical public health professional was compelled to do a 180 degree turn on fluoridation.”

“…mutation studies…show that fluoride can cause gene mutations in mammalian and lower order tissues at fluoride concentrations estimated to be present in the mouth from fluoridated tooth paste. Further, there were tumors of the oral cavity seen in the NTP cancer study…further strengthening concern over the toxicity of topically applied fluoride.”

“So, in addition to our concern over the toxicity of fluoride, we note the uncontrolled — and apparently uncontrollable — exposures to fluoride that are occurring nationwide via drinking water…

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Pesticides found in majority of drinking water tested; EPA warns consumers need water upgrades

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Source: NaturalNews.com
L.J. Devon
November 2, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility is working with the EPA to fix some major issues that threaten the health of the public. These issues include addressing the increasing pesticide contamination of drinking water, the formation of carcinogenic trihalomethanes (THMs), and installing better treatment protocols to stop cryptosporidium parasites from entering drinking water.

Boil orders double from previous year

Overall, 108 water supplies have been deemed “at risk” and in need of upgrades and improvements. According to the Drinking Water Report for 2015, 37 of these supplies contain inadequate treatment methods for stopping cryptosporidium, an infectious parasite that can cause respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. There were 35 boil water orders sent out through the country last year, some of which were in place for the entire year. According to the EPA’s Gerard O’Leary, boil orders have gone up twofold from a year ago.

“So far this year, 86,000 people have had to boil their water to make it safe. This is more than twice as many as last year. Without investment to address the deficiencies in supplies, this type of water restriction will continue to occur,” said O’Leary.

MCPA pesticide pervasive throughout water samples

Sixty-one samples tested measured high for pesticides, with 41 testing high for a specific pesticide called MCPA. This herbicide is used liberally on grasslands to control thistles and ragwort. The EPA found elevated levels of pesticides in Ennis, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Ennistymon and West Clare. Pesticides are not inert substances that just disappear into the ground. These pesticides can cause long term health issues as they make their way from the tap into the cells of the human body.

High THM levels threaten human fertility

Fifty-nine of the high risk supplies contained high levels of trihalomethanes (THMs). These toxic byproducts are the result of chlorine mixing with other elements in the raw water. These THMs are carcinogenic by nature, and can cause reproductive problems in humans. The report was most concerned with high THM levels in Donegal and Kerry counties. Ireland’s public water utilities routinely exceed the THM standards set by the European Commission; therefore, Europe has begun its own infringement proceedings against Ireland for high THM levels.

The EPA is calling on a national strategy to address the disturbing situation of high THM levels. Other problems the EPA intends to address include the removal of lead piping from public buildings and homes. Other upgrades include new management of aging water reservoirs and distribution networks. For the sake of public health, the EPA has declared prompt enforcement action to push Irish Water into compliance.

The situation is only destined to get more complicated in Ireland and around the globe, as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, heavy metals, pharmaceutical-rich biosolids and a plethora of other environmental contaminants come together and pollute drinking water. To ensure water purity, consumers have one choice at this crossroads of collapse: Invest in a lab verified water filtration system.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources include:

IrishExaminer.com

Clare.fm

WaterFilterLabs.com

SCANDAL: EPA could have issued an emergency order 7 months before Flint water crisis became public knowledge

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Source: NaturalNews.com
J.D. Heyes
October 31, 2016

The federal bureaucracy and corresponding state agencies have never been much good at responding to crises in a timely fashion, and that tradition was alive and well during the recent toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

In fact, according to a newly released watchdog report, Americans now know that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could have intervened in the crisis a full seven months before it finally did, meaning thousands of residents in Flint would have had to drink far less water tainted with lead.

As reported by The Associated Press, the EPA’s inspector general said that the agency had the authority and enough information to issue emergency orders to protect Flint residents from the lead-contaminated water they were drinking as early as June 2015, seven months before officials finally declared an emergency.

Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in an interim report that the water crisis should have created “a greater sense of urgency” for the EPA to “intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised.”

Everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else

The drinking water in Flint became tainted with unsafe levels of lead after city officials decided to begin drawing from the Flint River in April 2014, in a bid to save money. The broke city of about 100,000 residents north of Detroit was under state control at the time.

Regulators did not make sure that the water was properly treated, so lead from aging pipes leached into the supply, the AP reported.

Since the discovery of high levels of lead, federal, state and local officials have traded accusations about who is most to blame for the crisis, even as residents are still forced to drink bottled or filtered water.

Doctors have detected higher than normal levels of lead in hundreds of children around the city. And many taps remain off-limits.

Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, appointed a panel to look into the matter. It concluded that the state is “fundamentally accountable” for the lead crisis due to decisions made by state environmental regulators as well as state-appointed emergency managers who were in charge of running the city.

But that said, once the EPA discovered that water being consumed by city residents was tainted with unsafe levels of lead, Snyder believes the agency should have acted – and he is right.

“As Gov. Snyder has stated all along, what happened in Flint was the result of failure of government at all levels,” his spokeswoman, Anna Heaton, said recently.

Since the crisis began, officials have tried to reshuffle the deck, so to speak, and call it “reform.” They say some state agencies have undergone “culture changes” that will supposedly prevent future recurrences of epic failure, according to Heaton, who called such changes “encouraging.”

People should be held accountable – but won’t be

It’s unclear how many people actually believe that, considering that state agencies had mandates already to protect the public from polluted and contaminated water (as did the EPA). By “culture changes,” does Heaton mean that people were fired and actually replaced by others who will do what taxpayers are paying them to do?

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, a Democrat who took office after the crisis emerged, said agencies like the EPA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are there “to help ensure the well-being and safety of men, women and children,” yet they failed in their core mission to do so. She also called for those who are responsible for the crisis to be held accountable, though we advise her not to hold her breath.

As for the EPA’s inspector general report, it said that the agency’s Midwest region did not issue an emergency order because officials concluded actions taken by the state prevented the EPA from doing so. The report says that their interpretation was not correct, and that according to federal law, when state actions are deemed to be unacceptable, “the EPA can and should proceed with an (emergency) order” designed to protect “the public in a timely manner.”

Without EPA intervention, “the conditions in Flint persisted, and the state continued to delay taking action to require corrosion control or provide alternative drinking water supplies,” the report said.

Read More At: NaturalNews.com

Sources:

ABCNews.go.com

NaturalNews.com

EPAWatch.org