Alabama, the Hudson Valley, and Kettleman City, California, are just a few of the sites, worldwide, adversely affected by toxic PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) waste.
David Lincoln is a geologist, environmental consultant, and author of a book called “Deep Horizons Exposed” who jumped off the corporate ladder and changed careers after he saw how Enron was being operated for the benefit of a select few. He maintains a website called WereYouPoisoned.com.
Click here to listen to an excerpt of David Lincoln’s Oct. 18 appearance on the radio show.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PCBs were widely used as dielectric and coolant fluids, transformers, capacitors, and electric motors. Due to its toxicity and classification as a persistent organic pollutant, PCB production was banned by the United States Congress in 1979 and by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001
EPA fines Kettleman City waste dump over PCB contamination
Environmental News from California and Beyond
Nov. 30, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday levied a $300,000 fine against a toxic waste dump near a Central California farming community plagued by birth defects for failing to properly manage carcinogenic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
PCB Cleanup: Ending General Electric’s Toxic Legacy in the Hudson River
Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination of the Hudson River has hurt generations of Hudson Valley residents. For over 30 years – from the 1940s to the 1970s – GE discharged an unknown amount of PCB-laced waste (estimates are in the billions of pounds) into the Hudson River from its capacitor manufacturing plants at Hudson Falls and Fort Edward above the Federal Dam at Troy.
Monsanto Gets Away with PCB Poisoning in Alabama
Jury says evidence doesn’t show PCBs caused disease
By Megan Nichols
The Anniston Star – AL, April 15, 2009
Reprinted on the Organic Consumers Association website
Superfund Sites Where You Live
A Superfund site is an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people.
The History of PCBs – When Were Health Problems Detected?
PCB history is not pretty…manufacturers and major users of PCBs knew by the 1930s and 1940s that PCBs caused serious health problems in their workers, and doctors advised them that other effects could be occurring as well. But this did not stop industries from producing and using PCBs, or from releasing PCBs into our environment, contaminating our public waterways, air, croplands, and wildlife.
On today’s show, our guest describes the “Four Dog Defense Strategy” that lawyers for corporate polluters have used for decades to counter charges that their products or activities cause bodily harm.
First of all, I don’t have a dog.
And if I had a dog, it doesn’t bite.
And if I had a dog and it did bite, then it didn’t bite you.
And if I had a dog and it did bite, and it bit you, then you provoked the dog.