Comments for: Cleanup of toxins continues as Brooksville ponders taking ownership of Callahan Mine site

Posted Oct. 25, 2012, at 9:50 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 25, 2012, at 11:04 a.m.

BROOKSVILLE | The first phase of cleanup at the defunct, toxic Callahan Mine site is nearly complete, an environmental official told concerned residents here Wednesday. The cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, at the former mine operations site has taken longer than expected, said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Project …

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  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately a common scenario, corporation extracts profits from community, leaves with the money, also leaves waste for tax-payer clean up. Greed over responsibility everytime.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, “we (the private sector) built that”, and now we expect you, the public sector, to clean up the mess we made. 

      I guess what the right would want is the ability to simply walk away from the mess and leave it as a mess without wasting taxpayer dollars to clean it up.

      • Anonymous

        and the left doesn’t want to actually set up a legal system where corporations would be held legally responsible for their effects upon other’s private property…

        the very existence of the EPA and regs such as CERCLA are what ALLOWS these sorporations to run roughshod over individual private property owners, disallowing individual lawsuits against the offending corporations…

        both the left and the right have one goal in sight, corporate profits that will, in turn, work their way into the campaign funds for the next election

    • Anonymous

      What do you expect when you have progressive corporate shelters built into government such as the EPA, USDA, FDA, etc. etc.?

      So long as the mining corporation is following the “rules” of the day, there is no legal standing for individuals and those with abutting properties to make claims of nuisance or tresspass against these corporations.

      Our alphabet soup, massive progressive government has hamstrung private property rights to the point where negative economic externalities are socialized to the detriment of us all under the guise of centralization and government ‘regulations’ (i.e. protectionist corporate handouts) that are supposedly intended to protect us, instead of corporate profits.

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable wants to give the site as a gift………….a 23million dollar expensive  gift.  Thanks but no thanks.

    You can swim and boat……..no clamming and dont drink the water. How comforting.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, no wonder we never caught any fish there when I was a kid.  It was always a fun place to play and hunt for rocks.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we need to look at the bald mountain project a little closer before any mining begins there.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps I didn’t understand the article but where exactly are the PCB’s going?  Yes the other materials will be capped on-site but where, specifically, are the PCB’s being trucked to?

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