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    Lead Mine and smelter closeing down

    I received an Email today from a good Friend Telling me a major mining operation and lead smelter is closing down, Due to the EPA.
    Did anyone else hear about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kielly View Post
    Wonder when the EPA will shut down all the volcanos? Talk about point source for emissions. EPA needs to do a little work over in China also. In another area, the government is working on the coal mines through the EPA and the Mining Safety Health Administration. Some have closed their doors.
    We need more regulations. This lead thing is just another end run through the EPA by the anti's.

    Later
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    Last edited by Dave Coots; 10-28-2013 at 10:46 AM.

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    lead mine and smelter closing down

    We don't need more regulations we need to shut down the EPA system.
    Most of the decisions made by government have done nothing but shut industry down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryM View Post
    We don't need more regulations we need to shut down the EPA system.
    Most of the decisions made by government have done nothing but shut industry down.
    You're telling me, i'm living the dream....................The Mining Safety Health Administration fined me for letting a private individual fish on MY property without a life jacket................from the bank. I could write a book.

    OUT OF CONTROL

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kielly View Post
    Looks like the state of Missouri (along with the EPA) moved to protect the people living in southeast Missouri from a major health problem caused by this plant--59 tons of lead released into the atmosphere in 2005. Lead poisoning is very serious, especially for kids. I'm glad we have state and federal agencies that enforce regulations to ensure health and safety. This company appears to have a long record of ignoring safe practices.

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    lead mine and smelter closing down

    That was over a long long period of time. One mine in particular.
    The problems are timing. We had a fisher body plant here that closed down by the EPA for air quality.
    GM needed a year and a half to comply to the EPA standards, EPA denied the necessary time to convert .
    Lets just say they are a bit over aggressive at Times.
    Still Silver prices will raise again along with lead prices and copper and zinc prices. Lets just hope that some of the locations reopen
    when they get their plants converted.
    The EPA has shut down far too many plants killing industry , they need a closer look , we depend far too much on imports.

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    It seems that the EPA wasn't doing a proper job in the first place.

    That plant was opened in 1982.....the EPA was in business for 12 years prior to that.



    Shouldn't they have opened with a set of strict guidelines to follow and been kept in compliance all along with periodical inspections etc???????



    Maybe somebody wasn't paying enough of a kickback......just a thought.

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    lead

    The EPA has in effect started a new industry on the stock market, so your comment on kick back isn't far off.
    { you can buy points to discharge pollutants On the stock markets}

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    Lead mines

    lotsa lead mines closed in SW. Wisconsin......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    You're telling me, i'm living the dream....................The Mining Safety Health Administration fined me for letting a private individual fish on MY property without a life jacket................from the bank. I could write a book.

    OUT OF CONTROL

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    Dave
    Dave, that would be hillarious if it wasn't so damn pathetic ! The government protecting us from ourselves, ain't that nice. Not!

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    A little more in depth into what was REALLY done.

    Folks fly off the handle without knowing the whole story.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=732805

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwit View Post
    A little more in depth into what was REALLY done.

    Folks fly off the handle without knowing the whole story.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=732805
    How about a link to the article...not several choices??
    Not sure which one.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    How about a link to the article...not several choices??
    Not sure which one.
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    What choices? It shows the thread, read it. In particular post #28.

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    Ok, I see. I thought there was a link to a particular article or something.

    Something I found interesting was that after reading all the different of articles about the smelter closing down, I never found anything about anyone actually having a medical condition due to the smelter.

    Later
    Dave

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