White River Disaster!

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by drpepper, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Fish began to die by the thousands in White River in Marion County. An unknown pollutant had passed through the Indianapolis wastewater treatment plant and entered the river, causing one of the state's worst environmental disasters.
    The pollution is expected to spread for hundreds miles and into other states .Cleanup crews had hauled away five million tons of dead fish already. A state report is estimated the total loss at 100 million tons of fish state wide before the pollutant can be contained, and that the river was "a total kill zone" through out Indiana.

    On Feb 30th, 2009, Thomas Easterly, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Management, said his department believed the contamination originated at Imation Corp., an automotive parts manufacturer.
    On Feb. 31, 2009, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he would seek a federal investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies into whether there were violations of the Clean Water Act.
    Today, state environmental inspectors used a court-issued warrant to search the Imation Corp. premises, looking for evidence related to the discharge. The state has brought in a former Justice Department attorney, Iye B. Sheetin, to assist in the investigation.
    The state of Indiana and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyfiled separate lawsuits against Imation and an China-based company that had served as a consultant to Imation. The suits alleged that Imation employees, in a rush to meet a deadline closing a wastewater treatment plant, discharged massive amounts of the chemical ABS-040109 into city sewers to the Indianapolis wastewater treatment plant, corrupting the process there and spewing out a blanket of toxic foam. AP
     
  2. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    I'm hoping this is yet another cruel April fools joke. :confused2:
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Well you made me look. I cant find any info on a recent fish kill on the White.
     
  4. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Iye B. Sheetin :eek:oooh: lol
     
  5. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Nope, nothing on Google or Indy Star's website. Myth Busted.
     
  6. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Good catch Travis, that one got by me.:smile2:
     
  7. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I was reading it very intently until I got to that part. :smile2:
     
  8. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    LOL!
     
  9. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    You have an evil streak in ya Bill.:smile2:
     
  10. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2: good one Bill... had me for a second too.. then i remembered what day it is, and didnt recall anything on the news this evening:smile2::smile2:

    Also, the name IB Sheetin.. kinda threw it.. thanks for the laugh brother
     
  11. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    That's the first time I've been pranked all day lol. And that one had me about to scream...well done and believable because it's already happened to the river once before.
     
  12. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    What did you think "ABS-040109" was? lol, bad joke I know it- but, Iye B. Sheetin, Thank God!
    That was a spin off the Anderson fish- kill a decade ago I think it was.
     
  13. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    AH i didnt even catch the ABS 040109.. :eek:oooh:

    When im reading about stuff n they get technical, i just glance over that part..
     
  14. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    that was the Ideal lmao
     
  15. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    ....and....February 31st?????:smile2:
    Good one, Bill!!
     
  16. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Sharp eyes lol....
     
  17. BIGCATFISH64

    BIGCATFISH64 New Member

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    That was good, LOL!!!!! Had me goin!!!
     
  18. Fishgeek

    Fishgeek Active Member

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  19. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I caught that name right away but the ABS-040109 totally got past me. You shouldn't go foolin' with a guys main fishing location like that. I thought my whole year at the river was over before it started. :smile2:
     
  20. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    That makes 2 of us!!!:confused2::confused2::confused2: