This is insane.
Video report here:
The Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic water spill into the Animas river, which feeds the Navajo Indian Nation with water.
The spill was blamed on an “old Gold mine” which somehow had toxic water released by the EPA during an inspection of a well / mine location.
When the EPA did their inspection of this supposed “Gold King Mine”, they somehow released millions of gallons of toxic water into the Animas river. The toxic spill thus cut off the water supply to the people down stream.
Being that the EPA was responsible for the release of the toxic water, they are responsible for getting fresh water to the people cut off further down the river.
The American Indian Navajo Nation trusted the EPA / US Government would do the right thing — that the culprits of the spill would be held responsible, and they would bring in fresh water for public use while the whole mess is cleaned up.
The Navajo Nation received ‘water’ for public use as was promised.
Unfortunately, the water was delivered in USED OIL WELL / FRACKING WASTEWATER TANKS!
Search “Gunbarrel Oil separator tanks” to see many examples.
The “water” sent to the Indian nation for crop, and animal use was literally sent in unwashed oil tanks — still filled partially with petroleum, and toxic chemicals. (This toxic “water” is not even safe to the touch for humans , animals, or plants / crops)
Over the past several years I have covered the fracking / oil pumping earthquake issue. Particularly in areas like Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
We have seen these tanks over, and over again across multiple regions.
When I heard that the EPA delivered public use water in OLD oil well tanks, I couldn’t believe it. After inspection of the video, and pictures of the tanks, no doubt about it — the Indian Nation was delivered water that would be considered toxic under any circumstance.
I’m am starting to wonder if this “Gold mine” toxic water spill was really a FRACKING / OIL pumping operation break — and they are now delivering fracking wastewater tanks in the hopes that the Indians will spread it out across the land so that the chemicals in the Animas cannot be traced back to the OIL PUMPING OPERATIONS up stream.
Ironically, this is the same location which is LEAKING large volumes of methane to the point where NOAA + NASA are doing studies right now (2015) to find out why the methane is leaking out.
If methane is leaking from these large operations near the Animas river, it logically follows that wastewater in the gas wells would also leak out into the environment.
See the whole article and my video on this region from earlier this year (April 2015):
I’m venturing a guess that if the water in the Animas was tested , and you looked for oil pumping / gas well operation chemcials .. that you’d find out a giant WASTEWATER DISPOSAL WELL must have broke when the EPA was inspecting it.
Was it a Gold mine, or was it a large wastewater disposal well?
Delivering wastewater oil separator tanks for public use is suspicious , and highly questionable. An accident? I don’t believe anyone could make this kind of “mistake”.
Filling Oil tanks with water and giving it to Indians to use on Crops / Animals?! Even a 5 year old would know this was wrong.
See Professor Doom’s video here:
Full Navajo Nation facebook post here:
Another full post from the Navajo Nation here:
Main stream media report on the event here:
“A contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency delivered nine large tanks of water to the Navajo Nation Friday, promising fresh, clean water. But the Navajo Nation, already skeptical of the EPA’s response to the Gold King mine spill, say the tanks are dirty oilfield tanks and are now even further incensed.
The water in the tanks – intended for crops and livestock – is brown and smells, and the tank it came in is far from clean.
“The EPA told us that these tanks hold only clean water for drinking,” said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. “Clearly it is just a lie. Clearly, it is an oil tank. That’s what it is.”
Farmers and ranchers on the Navajo Nation were promised safe, clean water. Instead, the EPA gave them nine tanks of brown water that Begaye said he found oil remnants in.
Now, Navajo officials are telling farmers not to use the water from the tank, and President Begaye is asking the EPA to remove them from the Navajo Nation completely.
“They lied to us, that’s what it is. Clearly, they lied to us and it is unacceptable,” President Begaye said.
The situation is critical as acres and acres of Navajo farmland bakes in the sun.
“Our No. 1 priority is to deliver water to our cropts to save some,” said Joe Ben, Jr., the Shiprock Farm Board representative.
Ben says they need immediate relief and Wednesday called for help from anyone with water-hauling capabilities.
“Bring your trucks and trailers to haul water,” Ben said. “Never mind the government; they are failing us.”
While president Begaye calls for the EPA to make this right, Ben just hopes there will be enough water to salvage some of this season’s crop.
“Before you do anything on our nation, we will double-check our figures, because now, we don’t believe you,” Begaye said.
“Let’s harvest enough to continue our culture,” Ben said.
KOB reached out to the EPA Wednesday about the dirty tanks, but have not heard back.”