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Biologically Contaminated Sediments

Authored by: Frank R. Spellman

Contaminated Sediments in Freshwater Systems

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498775175
eBook ISBN: 9781315367026
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315367026-13

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“In other words, Bob, don’t let the folks down there know that you are looking for sites for hog facilities or they will prevaricate and try to take us to the cleaners, they will carry on to various editors, every kind of meanness and so forth, as they have been brainwashed by the Sierra Club to think that hog facilities are bad, even the folks who love baby back ribs, even the ones hunting jobs. But I will tell you something. The panhandle region is perfect for hog operations—plenty of room, low population, nice long dry seasons, good water. There is no reason why the Texas panhandle can’t produce seventy-five percent of the world’s pork.” … “Headaches, sore throat, dizziness. Them hogs are pumped full a antibiotics and growth hormones. Eat that pork and it gets into you. Bacteria and viruses adapt to the antibiotics so the day is comin’ when if we get sick the antibiotics can’t help.”

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