Thursday, February 25, 2016

Is Orleans the Next Flint ? News Account Speaks of High Lead Levels

       Tucked in another story about salt in water in the Town of Orleans is the assertion that the corroded pipes also yielded high levels of lead, the metal causing deep concern and controversy in Flint, MI where fear is rampant lead poisoning will have generations-long impact on today's children.
       Now, circumstances vary. I am just noting that use of the word lead jumps out to anyone who follows national news.
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2016/02/no-position-for-ritchie-as-water-problems-continue-in-orleans/

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's probably coming from the Lead Mine in the Town of Orleans.

Anonymous said...

If there really is a lot of lead contamination in Orleans and surrounding towns, that will make it even easier for Addie to win reelection. It's a win win for the maid.

Anonymous said...

High Lead levels??? Could it be from the water pumps in the system?, or the pipes in the individuals houses? Years ago Goulds pumps had to undergo a new process to eliminate lead in the brass, COW is doing the same thing with newer style meters, and fittings...

Anonymous said...

If you look at the annual water quality report you can find lead and copper levels. It can be found in the water dept. section. That was prior to Sligar replacing Pilon though.

Anonymous said...

Meters were installed to eliminate a meter reader and salesman told Sligar there would be a 20% increase because meters were slow. One of these were true. Guess which one. It only cost one million dollars. Once again check the previous budgets.

Anonymous said...

Hey 427 I'll take replacing a meter reader, of course we now employ part-time workers to replace the meters, with no uniforms, and no ID, Things are going along quite smoothly.........

Anonymous said...

Smooth as a waste stream?