Sustainability, Science, The Pomp of Man.

” IF YOU DONE IT IT AIN’T BRAGGIN “    – Walt Whitman – Often times I am invited into conversations about the type of topics listed in the subject of this thread. More often than not it brings me an extreme challenge because many well-meaning people approach me as if these issues are new, never before discussed topics. Equally frustrating is the belief that we are just now discovering…

Round And Round It Goes Then Back To Us!

In continuing from my post about Mass Balance, stimulated by a recent technical conversation I submit today’s article. In particular my technical conversation was one about potentially cancer causing Fluoroalkyl contaminants which are commonly known as PFAS. These chemicals have been incorporated into consumer products for decades and can be found in uncountable numbers of items that we can’t live without. The contaminants are often called “Forever Chemicals” because the…

Dumping Industrial Waste Water into an Aquifer!

Here in Memphis a local company is petitioning to be allowed to inject partially treated waste-water into the Memphis Sand Aquifer (MSA), which delivers one of the best drinking waters in the world. A lot of folks are up in arms and on the surface it would seem for good reason. To most, the thought of purposely contaminating a drinking water aquifer with partially treated industrial waste-water seems too bizarre…