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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 (55 lines)
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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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