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This is Why they still call it Cape FEAR . . .

I have friends who are shocked that I drink bottled water, and have for years. This article explains why. I have lived in this “forever chemical-soaked” region for 20 years. Someday (maybe; not very likely) this toxic horror show will get fixed. In the meantime, I have to drink water every day. I choose stuff that’s been filtered a few times more than what comes from the top; so sue me.

The cast of villains here includes everybody’s favorites: for lefties, big corporations spew the poisons nonstop & laugh at regulations. For righties, “big government” has spent lots and failed miserably; so too have the “small” & supposedly “closer-to-the-people” units: cities, counties, the state. For nativists, foreigners (esp. China) are in on it too, owning the world’s biggest hog slaughterhouse nearby. Etc.  Maybe we should try that old standby, Thoughts and prayers.

I welcome the exposure this article delivers. But I’m more than a little jaded: in these twenty years, big journalistic exposés have floated by every few years. Usually they’re pretty good, now and then a reporter gets a prize. And nothing seems to change.   So take a look, while I go refill some plastic jugs at our community co-op superfilter water machine.

The Guardian —by Tom Perkins — July 12, 2022

Cancer and questions plague North Carolina residents of PFAS-polluted region

Exposure to harmful PFAS remains almost impossible to escape – particularly for the people of the Cape Fear River basin.

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