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Oil Train Derails in Virginia, Explodes, Pollutes River

Oil trains keep exploding across Canada and the U.S. Canada has at least started making moves to get the most dangerous puncture prone cars off its rails. The U.S., not so much.

So now we have the latest oil-train disaster: a derailment and explosion in Lynchburg, Va., which contaminated a source of drinking water and triggered the evacuation of hundreds of people.

Rail Company CSX said that 15 cars of its freight train, which was traveling from Chicago to Virginia, derailed Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lynchburg, a city with a population of about 75,000. Three cars laden with oil exploded and tumbled into the James River, which feeds into Chesapeake Bay. Officials estimate they were carrying 50,000 gallons of oil. “The ensuing conflagration ignited oil on the surface of the river, sent flames and smoke hundreds of feet into the air, forced evacuations of downtown businesses and homes and rattled the nerves of hundreds of downtown workers,” reports the Lynchburg News & Advance.

http://grist.org/news/oil-train-derails-in-virginia-explodes-pollutes-river/

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BP pipeline sprays ‘oily mist’ over 33 acres of Alaskan tundra

May 1, 2014

 

"Alaska state officials confirmed Wednesday that an oily mist sprung from a compromised oil pipeline and sprayed into the wind without stopping for at least two hours, covering 33 acres of the frozen snow field in the oil well's vicinity.

 

The discovery was at the BP-owned Prudhoe oil field on Alaska’s North Slope, the northernmost region of the state where a number of profitable oil fields sit beneath the tundra. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revealed that BP officials found the mist during a routine inspection on Monday.

 

Initial reports said that 27 acres had been covered, although that figure was updated later on Wednesday. The cause is still under investigation, according to the Associated Press, but officials know that the mist was made up of a mixture of gas, crude oil, and water. They also reported that while the noxious mist was distributed over such a wide area by 30 mph winds, no wildlife was impacted.

 

BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience said the company is “still assessing repairs” and will soon know what, if any, long-term effects the spill could have.

 

The Prudhoe Bay region, like elsewhere in the North Slope, is home to a great number of migratory birds and caribou, as well as other animals, such as a massive porcupine herd. Clean-up efforts are expected to be complete before birds pass through the region again in the coming weeks.

 

The company was at fault in at least two oil spills in the same region since 2006. That year, an estimated 267,000 gallons of oil seeped through a quarter-inch sized hole in a corroded BP pipeline. That accident went unnoticed for five days, until an oil worker smelled the aroma of crude when driving through the area, according to Think Progress."

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"As such, the NRC recommended the US quickly institute “a comprehensive, collaborative, long-term Arctic oil spill research and development program.”

http://rt.com/usa/156072-bp-oil-mist-27-alaska/

 

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I posted some pictures of the hole in the pipeline and the spray on the snow pad a couple of posts above. Would be interesting to know what causes a hole like that on the top of a pipeline.

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hmmm, corrosion of some sort? or perhaps just constant moisture and cold on the metal.  soz  kande, missed it when I posted.

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Los Angles Oil Pipe Spill; "Knee Deep Oil" In the Streets

An oil pipe in Los Angeles has broken, spilling an estimated 50,000 gallons (190,000 litres) of oil in the streets, the LA Fire Department (LAFD) says.

Crude oil has spread into an area of about half a mile (0.8km), with reports of oil "knee high in some areas", the LAFD added in a statement.

The oil line was remotely shut off, and teams were on the scene containing the run-off, the statement said.

No injuries have been reported. Some businesses are said to be affected.

The above-ground oil pipe broke in the early hours of Thursday near San Fernando Road, a major road in Los Angeles.

'Shooting upwards'

LAFD spokesman Erik Scott said there was no "visible evidence" the oil had entered the city's storm drains, which carry excess rain water into the Los Angeles River, AP news agency reported.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27426220

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Boil Water Notice Issued for Entire City of Portland

The City of Portland has issued a boil water alert for all customers after water samples at three locations tested positive for E. coli bacteria over a three-day period.

“Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after May 20 should be discarded,” the water bureau said on its website.

A news conference was planned for 12 p.m. Friday to announce more details.

The water bureau said in three separate incidents from May 20 to May 23, repeat water samples confirmed total coliform and E. coli in drinking water samples.

The water samples that tested positive for bacteria were collected at Mt. Tabor Reservoirs 1 and 5, and at the SE 2nd Avenue and Salmon Street water sampling station.

The bureau says both reservoirs have been taken offline.

It's unclear what caused the contamination. The Water Bureau is investigating

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Boil-Water-Notice-issued-for-city-of-Portland--260441501.html

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Not on the scale of Reds posting, but curiously interesting at this time.

 

I took this while out on a wonderfully long walk with my family.

 

Water is the key !

 

Cheers  ;D

 

Icanseeatoms.

 

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QE2 for the time being will not , i don't suppose , be getting her allowance of water from this spring !

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Highly radioactive substance found in Swiss dump: report

June 1, 2014

 

"Geneva (AFP) - A highly radioactive substance, emitting in some places radiation 100 times the permitted amount, has been discovered in Switzerland, local media reported Sunday, adding that authorities had covered it up for 18 months.

 

Swiss weeklies Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsZeitung reported that federal, regional and local officials decided not to reveal the fact that they had found radium deposits in an old dump in the town of Bienne so as not to scare the 50,000 local inhabitants.

 

"120 kilogrammes of radioactive waste was obtained after sorting. We measured doses of several hundred microsieverts at the source," Daniel Dauwalder, a spokesman for the Swiss federal office for public health (OFSP), told Le Matin Dimanche.

In certain places, measurements of 300 microsieverts per hour were taken, more than 100 times the permitted amount for an old dump, the newspapers reported."

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http://news.yahoo.com/highly-radioactive-substance-found-swiss-dump-report-132906286.html

 

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7,500 gallons of oil spills in Colorado river

June 20, 2014

Ryan Maye Handy, Fort Collins Coloradoan

 

"FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A storage tank damaged by recent flooding has dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River near Windsor, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reported late Friday afternoon.

 

"At this time we know of no drinking water intakes affected by this spill. The release is not ongoing," COGCC spokesman Todd Hartman said

The oil has stained vegetation as far as a quarter of mile away from the damaged tank, Hartman said.

 

The tank's operator, Noble Energy, discovered the spill Tuesday afternoon and later reported it to the COGCC, the state's regulatory agency for the oil and gas industry. Recent high river flows undercut the bank where the storage tank was sitting, causing the tank to drop and breaking a valve. About 178 barrels of oil dumped into the river.

 

The well near the tank has been shut in, and a second tank in the area appears to be unaffected, Hartman said in a news release."

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/20/oil-spill-colorado-river/11202265/

 

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Toledo water crisis in second day, but problems long coming

August 3, 2014

 

"TOLEDO, Ohio - The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn't just suddenly appear.

Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have long been worried about this very scenario as a growing number of algae blooms have turned the water into a pea soup color in recent summers, leaving behind toxins that can sicken people and kill pets.

In fact, the problems on the shallowest of the five Great Lakes brought on by farm runoff and sludge from sewage treatment plants have been building for more than a decade."

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toledo-water-crisis-in-second-day-but-problems-long-coming/

 

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Residents calling it an environmental disaster: tailings pond breach at Mount Polley Mine near Likely, BC

from August 4, 2014

By Paula Baker, Marlisse Silver Sweeney and Justin McElroy

 

"Local residents are calling it an environmental disaster.

A breach of the tailings pond on Mount Polley Mine sent five million cubic metres of toxic waste into Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake, with fears it could spread far and wide in the coming days.

Residents in the area, along with visitors to waterways near the Mount Polley Mine close to Likely, B.C., have been issued a complete water ban. Affecting close to 300 homes, it extends to the entire Quesnel and Cariboo River systems up to the Fraser River, including Quesnel Lake, Cariboo Creek, Hazeltine Creek and Polley Lake.

People in Quesnel are also being asked to avoid using water from the Quesnel River, and late in the day the Cariboo Regional District extended the water advisory right to the Fraser River – although they said that was a precautionary measure."

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http://globalnews.ca/news/1490361/tailings-pond-breach-at-mount-polley-mine-near-likely-bc/

Videos at link and it was ugly.

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A Rising Tide of Contaminants

Deborah Blum

September 25, 2014

 

"Deborah Swackhamer, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Minnesota, decided last year to investigate the chemistry of the nearby Zumbro River. She and her colleagues were not surprised to find traces of pesticides in the water.

Neither were they shocked to find prescription drugs ranging from antibiotics to the anti–convulsive carbamazepine. Researchers realized more than 15 years ago that pharmaceuticals – excreted by users, dumped down drains – were slipping through wastewater treatment systems.

But though she is a leading expert in so-called emerging contaminants, Dr. Swackhamer was both surprised and dismayed by the sheer range and variety of what she found. Caffeine drifted through the river water, testament to local consumption of everything from coffee to energy drinks. There were relatively high levels of acetaminophen, the over-the-counter painkiller

Acetaminophen causes liver damage in humans at high doses; no one knows what it does to fish."
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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/25/a-rising-tide-of-contaminants/?rref=health&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Health&pgtype=article

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Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? To Davy Jones' Locker at the bottom of the sea

October 27, 2014

 

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Controlled burning of surface oil slicks during the Deepwater Horizon event. Credit: David Valentine

 

"Where's the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? The location of 2 million barrels of oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean has remained a mystery. Until now.

Scientist David Valentine of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of California, Irvine, have discovered the path the oil followed to its resting place on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor.

The findings appear today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"This analysis provides us with, for the first time, some closure on the question, 'Where did the oil go and how did it get there?'" said Don Rice, program director in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences, which funded the research along with NSF's Division of Earth Sciences.

"It also alerts us that this knowledge remains largely provisional until we can fully account for the remaining 70 percent."

For the study, the scientists used data from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The U.S. government estimates the Macondo Well's total discharge—from April until the well was capped in July—at 5 million barrels.

By analyzing data from more than 3,000 samples collected at 534 locations over 12 expeditions, the researchers identified a 1,250-square-mile patch of the sea floor on which four to 31 percent of the oil trapped in the deep ocean was deposited. That's the equivalent of 2 to 16 percent of the total oil discharged during the accident."

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Hydrocarbon contamination from Deepwater Horizon overlaid on sea floor bathymetry, highlighting the 1,250 square mile area identified in the study. Credit: G. Burch Fisher

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http://phys.org/news/2014-10-million-barrels-oil-ocean-floor.html

 

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Oceans May Hold 250,000 Tons of Trash

Dec. 13, 2014

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer

 

"The world's oceans may contain about 10 times more plastic than the most recent studies suggest.

 

The new figure estimates that the oceans hold more than 250,000 tons of trash, a number vastly different from a past estimate, which suggested the oceans' plastic is mysteriously disappearing.

 

Scientists arrived at the new number by combining visual estimates of trash volume with data collected from trawling the oceans with nets, said study co-author Markus Eriksen, director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, an organization aiming to understand the plastic pollution in the ocean. [See Images of Garbage in the Ocean]"
 

 

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More than 15 years after first discovering it, Capt. Charles Moore returned to the great Pacific garbage patch and found that semi-permanent "plastic islands" were forming, with mussels, oysters and other creatures sheltering on the trashy land. Credit: Algalita

 

World of plastic

 

"The detritus of everyday life has been pouring into the oceans for decades. Everything from plastic bags to water bottles have migrated from the coastlines, harbors and river mouths into the oceans, where gyres, or the ocean's giant conveyor belts, carry them to the most remote stretches of the seas.

 

About 15 years ago, scientists discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled region of the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas. A recent excursion even found that islands of trash were forming in the garbage patch.

 

In the 1970s, studies suggested that about 45,000 tons of plastic littered the ocean, and the world's production of plastic has increased fivefold since then. But scientists don't agree on just how much of the world's plastic makes its way into the ocean, or how long it lasts before fish, sunlight and currents break it down and carry it into the deep ocean. In dozens of expeditions, scientists have tried to estimate this number by visual counts or by trawling the seas with nets.

 

But the first method is better at picking up large objects, such as buoys and fishing nets, whereas the second method may be more reliable for tiny, broken down pieces of plastic that are floating in the water column."

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/outdoor-articles/beach-marine/oceans-may-hold-250000-tons-of/38936236

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Breached pipeline spills up to 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

Jan. 19, 2015

 

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"A breached oil pipeline in Montana has spilled as many as 50,000 gallons of crude oil in and around the Yellowstone River, according to the state. Bridger Pipeline LLC has yet to determine the cause, but has claimed the public is in no immediate danger.

Cleanup crews were at work on Monday to address the mess, which emanated from a break in the Poplar Pipeline system about 9 miles upstream from Glendive in eastern Montana.

Bridger Pipeline said the rupture in the 12-inch steel pipe occurred early Saturday and lasted for one hour, dispensing no more than 1,200 barrels, or about 50,000 gallons, of crude oil.

Oil has been reported as far as 25 miles downstream from Glendive, according to company spokesman Bill Salvin. Some of the crude is trapped under ice.

"Oil has made it into the river," Salvin said, according to AP. "We do not know how much at this point."

While Bridger has claimed no immediate danger to the public, others are not so sure.

"I am not saying the water is unsafe. I am not saying it is safe. We are waiting for officials to arrive who can make that decision," said Mary Jo Gehnert, coordinator of the Dawson County Disaster and Emergency Services, according to KRTV."

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http://rt.com/usa/224183-oil-spill-yellowstone-river/

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Tauranga Harbour oil spill - latest update

April 28, 2015

 

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"An oil slick was spotted at approximately midday yesterday by Bridge Marina staff yesterday who contacted Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Pollution Hotline and the Port.

 

Heavy fuel oil had leaked from a pipe during fuel bunkering (transfer of fuel from a tank to ship). Bunkering was stopped immediately when the spill was noticed.

 

The exact amount of oil lost has yet to be determined.

 

All Regional Council maritime staff are trained oil spill responders. Staff deployed absorbent booms at the spill site yesterday to contain the oil as much as possible but poor weather conditions made oil retrieval efforts impractical until today.

 

Rough weather yesterday weather also meant that birds were sheltering and less affected - just one oiled shag has been reported at this stage. Any oiled wildlife found should be reported to DOC 0800 362 468 (0800 DOC HOT)."

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https://nz.news.yahoo.com/local/a/27415680/tauranga-harbour-oil-spill-latest-update/

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Oil Slick Lines Miles of California Coast After Pipeline Spill

NBC Los Angeles

By Staff and Wire Reports

Oil-doused rocks and black-spotted sand covered a 9-mile-long stretch of the California coast Wednesday, one day after a broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific Ocean.

The spill along the coast near Santa Barbara dumped thousands of gallons of oil from a 2-foot pipeline onto the Refugio State Beach shore, creating a miles-long slick in the ocean after leaking for several hours before it was shut off. The 24-inch pipeline is owned by Plains All American Pipeline.

More and video showing damage here: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Oil-Spill-California-Coast-Santa-Barbara-Refugio-State-Beach-304399991.html

Update:

Ruptured California oil pipeline may have leaked up to 105,000 gallons onto coast http://t.co/Xr8n7K8ad7 http://t.co/NNbWpnlEe0

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God...that just piss's--PISSes! me off!    Oh well the Pacific is already dead anyway WTH!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rant over

Beard

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And another one...

Oil platform ablaze in Gulf of Mexico, 28 workers evacuated – Coast Guard

RT

Published time: May 23, 2015 00:11

A fire broke out early Friday morning on a small oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the evacuation of 28 workers. No injuries were reported, but a 1.4-mile oil slick was visible in the water.

The oil platform is located 20 miles east of the tip of Louisiana. The rig has been shut down, according to the Coast Guard, but the platform still holds an estimated 5,000 gallons of crude oil. Crews in response vessels are on site working to extinguish the blaze.

Texas Petroleum Investment, which owns and operates the platform, has halted production, Reuters reported.

http://rt.com/usa/261373-oil-platform-fire-gulf-mexico/

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In Russia flooded the city of Nefteyugansk with oil: The Ministry of Emergency Situations tries to liquidate week consequences

 

 

 

"Week as - the Mansi autonomous area (Yugra) flooded the suburb of the Russian city of Nefteyugansk in the Khanty with oil after break of the oil pipeline of subsidiary «Rosneft».

About it reports «RBC - Ukraine» with reference to the local edition «Ugra Pro».

Break was resulted by large spill of oil-containing liquid which right there got to flood waters.

- There now, now not simply heats us, and heats with oil. Now to bathe, fish won't be, at dachas will grow nothing. After a yesterday's rush of a pipe,—locals on social networks write.

Broke through the oil pipeline a week ago, but works on collecting oil to these are continued. During this time oil spread on the area more than 10 hectares–it flooded coastal houses."

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"It is noted that information on oil spill near Nefteyugansk came to head department of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Khanty - to the Mansi district a week ago - on June 23 at 20:40 local time. However, in the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations note that they hold a situation on control and plan to end works on collecting oil only by the evening on July 2. In the same place reported that during the period since June 23 only about 50 cubic meters of the flooded oil were collected."

- Are now carried out abnormally - recovery work, in some ranks bonovy obstacles for collecting the poured oil are exposed, their total length makes about 4 km, - reports the edition.

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http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/nefteyugansk_bn_1435595023502.html

 

Tx Reddwolf

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http://www.rt.com/usa/311970-river-toxic-spill-colorado/

 

Toxic sludge in contaminated river reaches New Mexico, communities have 90-day water supply
Published time: 9 Aug, 2015 09:07Edited time: 10 Aug, 2015 10:20

 

 

Toxic waste, including arsenic and lead, which seeped into a river in southwest Colorado, has now crossed the state border into New Mexico. More than 550 gallons per minute are entering the water flow system according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.
 

The agency says it should have the results of samples undergoing lab testing soon, so they can find out just how contaminated the river has become. Aside from lead and arsenic, federal officials say the spill also contains, cadmium, aluminum, copper and calcium.

 

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The bright orange toxic sludge, which entered the Animas River in Colorado, has now crossed the state border into New Mexico and reached the city of Aztec on Friday night. Local communities in both states are not happy and have blasted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being slow in warning residents after the spill took place.

 

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Officials in the cities of Aztec and Farmington say they have shut down the river’s access to water treatment plants, adding that the communities had a 90-day supply of water.

 

The Animas flows into the San Juan River in New Mexico, and the San Juan flows into Utah, where it joins the Colorado River in Lake Powell. There are also reports that the contaminated water is heading towards Utah.

 

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Not good not good at all , thanks K .

 

Imagine the shortage of water South of there , prices rocket and Eco system fails , a whole host of problems

 

Water is the Key , i have been saying this for donkeys years .

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EPA done it themselves.....how ironic...(´Д`)

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Sorry I wish I could add this to my previous post but we don't have the edit option atm.(ノД`)・゜・。

 

EPA, FBI, DOJ, FDA, CDC, ATF: Nearly every government agency routinely plots and carries out false flag operations to justify its own existence

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/050774_government_agencies_false_flags_Battlefield_America.html

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And to justify its own existence they create a problem , reaction , solution , the solution being , millions / billions of shekels pumped into the coffers and back pockets of the tier , not to mention the black ops projects and the resulting ensuing catastrophe that follows it all .

 

Something is always going on , but , most people do not always recognise it when they see it , or believe they have even seen it . Even when shown the way . 

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