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Welcomes and Introductions

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{Nature_and_Environment.65.55}: Glenn Allenson {glenn53} Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:15:38 CST (HTML)

Hello everyone and especially Tom! [I know, Tom, you're thinking uh oh, heee's BBBAAAAA-aaack}.

Glenn Allenson is my name and I'm here for this reason: There is a tank farm in front of my town of Brisbane California. Gasoline, Diesel and Jet fuel are pumped here to roughly 20 tanks, then distributed to various locations including SF Airport [by pipeline and truck] and local gasoline vendors, by truck only.

I will paste some photos and info from Currents, if that is ok.

My needs are these: Turns out the pipelines and tanks are owned by Kinder Morgan, morphed from the Devil himself, Enron. The tanks are leaking profusely into our aquifer, which adjoins San Franciso Bay a scant 300 yards to the east.

But the biggest potential problem is that the tanks themselves, the largest four of which have a capacity of 75,000 barrels - more than 3 million gallons each - are old and are sitting on unconsolidated fill. And they are also within 300 yards of both our fire/rescue station and city corporation yards, which are both within twenty yards of the railroad tracks that pass next to the tank farm.

These tracks are at the same elevation as the bottoms of the tanks, and are seperated from the tanks by a containment berm that is only 5 feet high. The tracks' elevation descends toward the fire station/ corpyard and the entrance to the town and the numerous storm drain openings that let our rainwater drainage into the Bay. The tankfarm elevation is about on the same level - ten feet above sea level - as the lowest section of our town, including the industrial park to our north that houses our city hall, again, a mere few hundred yards from the tanks themselves.

So I am writing some articles that hopefully will alert our folks to the potential disaster.

Anyone want to discuss this? The Kinder Morgan Ghost of Enron has bought up 30,000 miles of pipelines in the US and Canada along with tank farms and other infrastructure. These bastards were among the con-artists attending the closed door Cheney energy meetings, according to information from the Environmental Working Group linked through Corpwatch.

At those meetings, a HUGE portion of public lands were handed over to various Bushco supporters, including mining and Gas Petroleum giants such as Exxon Mobil. We are losing our National Parks and forests to these vermin right now. Even the Grand Canyon now has HUNDREDS of mining claims based upon these land/ resource giveaways.

Gotta go pound nails into parts of trees raped from California's once great redwood and fir trees. bleeagh.

But it is all I can do to pay rent.

Peace!!

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