Injection wells: The poison beneath us

Who could have predicted pumping toxins into the ground by injection wells could pollute water?

Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground

Apparently many scientists and environmental officials until just recently just had no freaking clue whatsoever that contamination of water supplies could result from using injection wells to inject toxins into the earth.

Are these “scientists” and officials just mind-numbingly stupid and incompetent or are they bought-and-paid-for by the drilling interests? I vote for the latter.

This is just more evidence of the short-sighted stupidity of the jackals who too often run our companies and of the craven little turds who make sh*t up for them.

This is water we’re talking about! Is there really anyone who will honestly say that pumping dangerous chemicals underground won’t harm water supplies? The parasites responsible for this belong in prison along with forfeiture of assets.

“In 10 to 100 years we are going to find out that most of our groundwater is polluted,” said Mario Salazar, an engineer who worked for 25 years as a technical expert with the EPA’s underground injection program in Washington. “A lot of people are going to get sick, and a lot of people may die.”

But hey, as long as we’re making money, that’s what counts, right? Profits come first! And screw the environment and anyone who complains about it. I mean, what’s a few dead people so long as earnings are up this quarter?