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Georgia - Birds & Bees Vanish - Dogs, Cats, People Sick

 
Veritas
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submitted for your consideration.

N. Fayette’s own ‘Silent Summer’?
Tue, 08/29/2006 - 5:56pm
By: Ben Nelms

Let me tell you about the birds and the bees. Many have vanished or are dying in north Fayette and south Fulton.

Let me tell you about the dogs and the cats. Many are sick and dying and refusing to go outdoors in north Fayette and south Fulton.

As for the people in the hot zone around the Philips Services Corp. plant in Fairburn, the current count has risen to nearly 600 residents who say they have been sickened since the onion-like chemical odor entered their lives beginning during the Memorial Day holiday.

Though company officials and Georgia Environmental Protection Division say different, anyone living or traveling through north Fayette and south Fulton last weekend and earlier this week know the smell is still present. Whether the chemical odorant and pesticide MOCAP are to blame, the smell is the same that has persisted since Memorial Day.

Much information has been presented since the onion odor entered the communities nearly three months ago. But suffering on the front lines of their homes are the animals that also call the area home and those that constitute the wildlife that populate the 40-square-mile hot zone.

And like their human counterparts, many dogs and cats are experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation and problems breathing.

The difference is that some of these animals, almost all physically small in size, have died. Most died between late June and mid-August, and all since the still-present onion-like chemical began around Memorial Day.

Of the animals identified thus far as sick or dying, nearly all live within a two-mile radius of the PSC plant on Ga. Highway 92, the hottest of the hot zone.

[link to www.thecitizen.com]
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35 years ago I worked in a cleanroom making computer chips. We had a machine that ran phosgene and were told that if we ever smelled garlic or saw anyone falling over by that machine to evacuate immediately and yell at our supervisor on the way out. For a while, the 3 of us running it could smell very faint garlic and were constantly nauseated.

Phosgene is supposed to be violently poisonous in very small quantities. Just mentioning it because the odor sounds similar.
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08/31/2006 05:24 PM
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Oh, that is just awful.

I feel so much for the families affected and their pets who are suffering or have already succumbed. And for the wild feathered/furred ones who were not able to escape in time from whatever is clearly poisoning the air..

Thanks for linking to the original article, Veritas. I hope this community has or will have soon some advocates on the ground fighting for their rights.

Very informative, BluzGal, and most chilling, too..
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they should all get the hell out of there now, before they become statistics


F--K!!
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..... Just mentioning it because the odor sounds similar.
 Quoting: BluzGal 58341


What? hmm
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Fking FDA et al.
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"onion-like chemical odor"

Attention: This is the smell of nerve-agent pesticide.

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY OR YOU WILL DIE.

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I smell a new movie starring Julia Roberts.

In all seriousness, that sucks. I live about 2 miles from a chemical plant. They even have a little siren they sound a couple times a day, that warns us they are releasing something into the air.
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Somebody needs to go up in the air and take aerial photos of the ground in and around the plant. You will be able to see a "stain" in nature and the path that the chemicals will usually go.
Your VILLAGE called, their IDIOT is missing.

Your IDIOT called, their VILLAGE is missing.
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It's got to the point, that I can smell the spray of chemtrails. What some have done to the Earth & to each other, is unforgiveable.
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Georgia? Maybe it's the argiopes and golden silk spiders. They are infesting the south! I saw one in my backyard the other day utterly destroying a wasp.
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But they don't eat babies...
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<Somebody needs to go up in the air and take aerial photos of the ground in and around the plant. You will be able to see a "stain" in nature and the path that the chemicals will usually go.

I was thinking that for the devastating effects showing up in the animals, Jammer, that the poisons must likely also be present in the ground..and probably also of course leeching into the groundwater sources..

gaah
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Thats funny i live one county over and this is the first i have heard of this.
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Just up from the PSC plant, George Nicholson usually can not keep enough food in his hummingbird feeders to keep the thirsty little birds satisfied. This summer, the minute creatures have all but vanished.

His next-door neighbor, Ed Mellon, has a different mystery on his hands. A beekeeper for 30 years, Mellon moved to south Fulton in 1998. Mellon began the summer months with nine active hives, each with 20,000-50,000 bees.

Two hives died in July and two more in August. Until now, he has never lost a hive during the summer months. Mellon lives next door to the PSC plant.

Unlike humans who are quick to believe what authorities tell them and potentially slow to react to any danger around them, the animals in their midst do not suffer the same ambiguity. In nature, they tend to flee when danger comes, unless that flight is prevented by closed doors and locked fences.

[link to www.thecitizen.com]
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/me
This has been going on since Memorial weekend and not a peep in the MSM about this. Came upon the story at Rense, used to see stories about ecological damage in the "regular media", now they just march in lock step with Monsantao and Halliburton and Company.
/em

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The source of a sickening onion odor is shut down, at least temporarily. And in a new development, nobody except plant officials has any idea what substances have been treated at the south Fulton plant for at least two years.

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director Carol Couch late Friday issued an administrative order temporarily suspending the Philip Services Corp. (PSC) waste treatment plant’s permit to treat solid waste.

Meantime, Fayette County has weighed in, demanding the plant be closed for good and tracking illnesses reported by Fayette residents. Fulton county is following suit.

With the shutdown, many questions remain unanswered, including why it has been two years since the PSC plant on Ga. Highway 92 near Fairburn has provided EPD with a list of waste products received at the facility.

[link to www.cbgnetwork.org]
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Residents of Fayette and Fulton counties facing health issues they say were caused by the release of chemicals from the Philips Services Corp. (PSC) plant in Fairburn might have more to be concerned about than they first realized.

A laboratory contacted to take and analyze soil samples in the area has declined the job over the lab’s own fear of retaliation by Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

A decision last week at a meeting of the recently formed South Fulton/Fayette Community Task Force to have area soil samples professionally taken and tested ran into a roadblock, according to biologist and task force member Dennis Chase.

After contacting a lab to do the work, Chase was told that they would have to decline the job, citing their fear that the company would suffer repercussions from EPD with loss of future business opportunities.

The citizens group says it will continue fighting for the rights of residents they insist were sickened by vapors of the chemical odorant propyl mercaptan and pesticide MOCAP that came from the PSC plant on Ga. Highway 92, said task force Chairman Connie Biemiller.

[link to www.thecitizen.com]
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/me
A private testing company will not test samples of the pollution for fear of fear of retaliation by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division???


And following is what a concerned citizen found out when he tried to get satisfaction through the "standard channels".
/em

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8-21-06 From Charles Nave

Please do what you can to help clean up the air and stop this sickness, Is this what we have to look forward to? when something isnt right and the citizens complain, Are the people in position to help, just going to turn their heads and hope it will go away? I certainly hope not.

I have complained to EPA, EPD, Fulton county Health dept, The Governor's office, a Congressman, FEMA and sent emails to every TV News reporter that I could get an email address on, I even contacted the Phillips service corp to try to talk to someone and just simply ask if anything was being done about the situation, I wasnt allowed to speak to anyone and was told that someone would return my call, that was three weeks ago and I am still waiting on a call from them.

IS this not America? Do the people not have a voice anymore?

[link to communitytaskforce.org]
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/me
Many people in the affected areas have already lost pets, or their pets are sick, the smaller animals are like the canaries, they show the sickness/death early. The people will be showing later without a doubt, what can be done???





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