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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:52 PM

 

Michigan’s Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays for Poisoned Water

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/15966

Insane....

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Reply Michigan’s Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays for Poisoned Water (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 OP
Travis_0004 Feb 2016 #1
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #2
tk2kewl Feb 2016 #3
ghostsinthemachine Feb 2016 #4
Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #12
Trajan Feb 2016 #5
1939 Feb 2016 #6
Kaleva Feb 2016 #7
1939 Feb 2016 #8
Travis_0004 Feb 2016 #9
Kaleva Feb 2016 #10
Travis_0004 Feb 2016 #11

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:55 PM

1. They are pulling water from a private well

 

They are not having it supllied by the water authority.

I dont pay for water out of my well either.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:57 PM

2. it still is wrong that they don't have to pay at all for good water

 

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:57 PM

3. Wow

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:58 PM

4. all along, i've been saying, follow the money

ding a freaking ling. Nestle sell the water they get for less than free back to the citizens of Flint because the governor poisoned the water, deliberatly.

god i hate people sometimes.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:12 PM

12. exactly-- I'm glad someone here gets it

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 09:22 PM

5. That is the fucking icing on the fucking cake

 

Criminy ...

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 09:49 PM

6. Jesus

1. Flint needed the water from Lake Huron and should of kept taking water from Detroit rather that the Flint River in the interim.

2. Water in Mecosta County has absolutely nothing to do with Flint.

3. Lake Michigan (and the entire Great Lakes) are fed by run-off from the Great lakes watershed area, not by underground aquifers.

4. If people's wells are going dry in Mecosta County because of what Nestle is doing, that would be a cause to rein them in. This just doesn't connect.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:10 PM

7. Shutting down the Nestle plant would do nothing for Flint

This report shows that the Flint water treatment plant was treating between 16 million to 17 million gallons of water per day during the month of May, 2015. At a rate of 400 gallons per minute, the Nestle plant uses 576,000 gallons a day.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:25 PM

8. Kaleva

Never let facts get in the way of a good rant.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:26 PM

9. they are pulling it from a well

 

They are not getting it treated by flint. They are treating it themselves.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:39 PM

10. I never said that Nestle was getting water from Flint

I was just making a comparison how much water the Nestle plant used as to how much the Flint treatment plant treated for use in the city of Flint.

The Nestle water plant and the Flint water situation are two unrelated issues. Shutting down the Nestle plant would have no impact on Flint nor would shutting down Flint water use completely allow Nestle to be able to pump more water out of their wells.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 11:04 PM

11. ok, that I agree on

 

Somebody just saw a loose connection and wanted to write a story.

I dont think its a big deal. Farmers and large manufacturers never pay for water. If you pay the electricity to pump it, its yours. Not to mention out easy water rights are not fought over. I can pump as much water as I want.

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