The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Chemical plant fallout:
They lied before, they're lying now

Aug 29, 2005

The fallout from the August 9 chemical plant explosion in suburban Detroit has just been found to contain lead and arsenic. In addition, there are traces of several suspected cancer agents, as well as other chemicals that can cause hormone or developmental problems in children.

So much for the assurances that there were no dangers to residents and workers in the area. And yet public officials continue to say there's no risk!

It's very easy for them to claim that today – the EPA is refusing to release its data. In other words, it doesn't want anyone else to challenge or verify it.