When Sciences are Blindfolded

YouTube social application should share and promote knowledge—-but doesn’t by censorship practice—-people die and have died.

Just an example of suppressing knowledge discussion by knowledge people. YouTube get the opposing knowledge persons to post video discussion now. Forget these YouTube bullshit disclaimers overstamps!

Time for scientific discussion by all subject matter knowledge experts! Why wait, real discussion will reveal what truths that will help humanity health today and future. YouTube, your a roadblock.

Were is US EPA in other US Cities doing what

Let’s not forget Flint MI and what the US EPA let happen to the citizens without presenting public warning or hazards disclosure.

See generally, Five takeaways from congressional hearing on Flint

See, Flint, Michigan Water Contamination The House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee held its second hearing on the contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan

We see that US EPA in concealed from public deals with State and Local government sacrificed the Citizens health for interests of government(s). This should not have ever happened. The solution: for US EPA release all Community hazards information as soon as discovered … forget State and Local emergency management because they are unqualified to protect Citizens from and hazards if the disclosure in not in the government’s interest.

Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis Marc Edwards, an environmental and water resources engineering professor at Virginia Tech University, talked about his involvement

More hearings held Thursday, 17 March 2016 Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Contamination Gina McCarthy and Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) testified at a hearing on the Safe Drinking Water Act and lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan.

More hearings on the Flint water failures to be added to this post as reveled.

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First Responders: Workplace Air Safety or Long Term Exposure

To: Tacoma.methanol.sepa@cityoftacoma.org

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

EIS Scoping Comments: Tacoma Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility (TMMEF): “Proposed Methanol Plant”: SEPA Lead Agency: City of Tacoma (File No. SEPA2015-40000260025).

My comment applies to City, State, and Federal Employee (people) located or assigned duty at close proximity to Tacoma Port LNG, Methanol, or natural gas (methane) piping distribution facilities or systems as “first responders” and are full-time employed with “first responders” duties to these natural gas related facilities. Monitoring of workplace air chemical inventory is important to long-term health and welfare of these “first responders” government or any private people employed with such “first responders” duties; as a result, continuous hazard(s) monitoring is critical for these emergency responsive employees’ long term health.

[C]onsidered highly toxic to humans and animals until it biodegrades. Consistent with comment, the EIS will complete a comprehensive analysis of the adequacy of federal, state, and local emergency response capabilities to address spills, explosion, and/or fire along the pipeline route, at the site, and during transfer for shipping purposes. Commenters asked that the EIS consider methanol tank construction and safety measures, including the degree of secondary containment.… See, Methanol EIS Draft Scope of Work 02052016.pdf (at 7)., http://cms.cityoftacoma.org/planning/Methanol%20Plant/Methanol%20EIS%20Draft%20Scope%20of%20Work%2002052016.pdf(last visited Mar 2, 2016).

Continuous air monitoring for all emergency response locations (fire stations), vehicles (emergency response vehicles), or stations (emergency equipment locations)

“Where there is potential exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide, a monitoring strategy is recommended to ensure exposures are kept below acceptable levels and standards and that appropriate action is taken when there are excursions above these levels. Either traditional IH monitoring methods or electronic instruments can be used for this purpose.” See
generally, Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) to meet new exposure standards, (using continuous workplace chemicals exposure monitor for employee health) http://www.draeger.com/sites/assets/PublishingImages/Generic/sidebar-teaser/CA-US/Hydrogen_Sulfide_White_Paper_81297.pdf (last visited Mar 2, 2016).

As Methanol facility publishes listing of fugitive air chemicals released

As a result, expand the continuous air monitoring systems and sensors to include what chemicals are discovered as disclosed by methanol process or natural gas distribution system to be short- and long-term employee workplace hazards; as a result, set appropriate people alarms in monitor equipment and add this time chemical exposure information to each exposed employee for their health record.

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Tacoma We Need to Monitor Our Air: Many Locations

To: Tacoma.methanol.sepa@cityoftacoma.org

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

EIS Scoping Comments: Tacoma Manufacturing and Marine Export Facility (TMMEF): “Proposed Methanol Plant”: SEPA Lead Agency: City of Tacoma (File No. SEPA2015-40000260025).

My comment applies to potential environment impact upon Tacoma and surrounding communities:

Hydrogen Sulfide and Our Community Air

Since we don’t know the sources from which feed the Tacoma LNG and Methanol Facilities natural gas supply raw product input to process—sour gas, sweet gas, fracking gas, or just natural gas, and from which specific location mined; as a result, we must monitor the air hazards introduced into Tacoma Community forever.

It will become necessary to setup monitor multiple air inventory monitor stations within Tacoma Port and Tacoma Community neighborhoods (also Federal Way and Fife Wash.) that will detect and record hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) content and the amount of hydrogen sulfide within our air inventory at the sampling station. This air monitoring must be done for Community(s) people health and illness prevention. See generally, Hydrogen Sulfide, Oil and Gas, and People’s Health Energy and Resources Group University of California, Berkeley, http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/landuse/hydrogensulfidestudy.pdf (last visited Mar 1, 2016).

The potential stationary hydrogen sulfide source potential emitters

“flaring operations at both oil and gas facilities, venting, wastewater pits, and an oil refinery….”, supra at 45. The H2S air monitor stations should be located to detect emissions from these emitters.

Also we need H2S air monitor stations along length of natural gas piping distribution system pips and all pumping stations where possibility of piping gasket leakage or pumping station seals could leak, supra at 8, note 21. This is important to those persons’ health living within proximity to this distribution natural gas system that feeds the Methanol Facility and LNG Facility.

Oil and gas operations may emit hydrogen sulfide, routinely or accidentally, during the extraction, storage, trans port, or processing stage.20 During of extraction, hydrogen sulfide may be released into the atmosphere at wellheads, pumps, piping, separation devices, oil storage tanks, water storage vessels, and during flaring operations.21 Flares burn gases that cannot be sold as well as gases at points in the system where operating problems may occur, as a safety measure. Because it cannot be sold, hydrogen sulfide is routinely flared. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is the product of combusting hydrogen sulfide, but in the event of incomplete combustion, H2S may be emitted into the atmosphere. Supra at 8.

Community health and wellness requires we monitor our air

Because we have potential of three hazards present within Tacoma Port—natural gas piping system, LNG Facility, and Methanol Facility—we need to monitor the air we Tacoma Community people must breath: as a result, to know when our health is affected and to what extent by these industrial process(s) operating within our Tacoma Community.

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Let’s review why Tacoma Mayor Likes TPP

Why is the TPP not good for Tacoma people

We, I have, known for a long time the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) has been secret for what ending benefit to whom? Therefore, just maybe we can understand a little who is doing what to just who that benefits our Tacoma Community?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an expansive trade deal being negotiated between twelve countries in the Pacific Rim: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States. Because the TPP is intended as a “docking agreement,” other countries would be able to join over time.

The TPP touches on a broad range of issues—the environment, workers and jobs, access to medicines, and more. The TPP would also allow foreign corporations to sue governments directly for unlimited cash compensation—in private, non – transparent tribunals—over almost any domestic environmental or other policy that the corporation alleges is hurting its ability to profit.

Despite the impact that the TPP would have on nearly every aspect of our lives, the TPP is being negotiated in near complete secrecy. None of the draft chapters of the agreement have been made public, and the only people with access to texts are a handful of government officials and hundreds of “trade advisors” who almost exclusively represent multinational corporations.

One of the dirtiest secrets of the TPP is its potential to pave the way for dramatically increased fracking across the United States. See, An Explosion of Fracking? One of the Dirtiest Secrets of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Sierra Club, https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/uploads-wysiwig/TPP-LNG_Factsheet_Updated.pdf (last visited Feb 27, 2016).

Tacoma Mayor supports TPP

“She [Mayor] reiterated her support for the proposed free trade Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, . . .” See, Tacoma mayor looks abroad in 2016 State of the City speech | The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article62322212.html (last visited Feb 27, 2016)

What has past combustion sources explained already

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that in the coming decades the United States’ natural gas (NG) demand for electricity generation will increase. Estimates also suggest that NG supply will increasingly come from imported liquefied natural gas (LNG). Additional supplies of NG could come domestically from the production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) via coal gasification-methanation. The objective of this study is to compare greenhouse gas (GHG), SOx, and NOx life-cycle emissions of electricity generated with NG/LNG/SNG and coal. This life-cycle comparison of air emissions from different fuels can help us better understand the advantages and disadvantages of using coal versus globally sourced NG for electricity generation. Our estimates suggest that with the current fleet of power plants, a mix of domestic NG, LNG, and SNG would have lower GHG emissions than coal. If advanced technologies with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) are used, however, coal and a mix of domestic NG, LNG, and SNG would have very similar life-cycle GHG emissions. For SOx and NOx we find there are significant emissions in the upstream stages of the NG/LNG life-cycles, which contribute to a larger range in SOx and NOx emissions for NG/LNG than for coal and SNG. See generally, Comparative Life-Cycle Air Emissions of Coal, Domestic Natural Gas, LNG, and SNG for Electricity Generation Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007 , 41, 6290 – 6296, http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/gasregulation/authorizations/2012_applications/sierra_exhibits_12_100_LNG/Ex._80_-_Jaramillo_2007.pdf (last visited Feb 27, 2016).

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Cove Point: LNG: Just Information

Tacoma and other communities have LNG as a common concern

Our Tacoma LNG facility already has received Tacoma SEPA FEIS status and do we even understand what the means to Tacoma environmental health? And how do we know?

Stop Cove Point: Another Community: No Fracked Gas Exports

Just a interesting article: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Stop Cove Point: No Fracked Gas Exports, [accessed 16 February 2016].

So where is Cove Point at today?

let’s take a look: ‘Dominion Cove Point’ Dominion Cove Point, (construction updates available) [accessed 16 February 2016]

We are going to have a LNG facility here in Tacoma Washington also; therefore, wheat can we learn for other communities? Let’s take a look.

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Public Interest: What is the Public Interest?

Natural gas facilities and public apprehension

I see a number of the U.S. natural gas related projects progressing—presented, community involvement, permitting, engineering, construction, and process operation—but, as for public input, I fail to see or recognize where public input is considered—enabling or stopping these projects.

It’s a no-win game for public comments

Since, it is a no-win or just not-be considered Community peoples’ comments related to environmental concerns; as a result, a simple solution might simply be this:

  1. Request U.S. EPA to complete a potential hazards analysis for natural gas industrial process planned for community; it follows; under the Community Right-to-Know Act benefit to health and welfare of community and people;
  2. As a result, U.S. EPA publish (no peer review process here just the facts published as discovered) finding of potential hazard(s) as discovered and don’t waste U.S. EPA time and effort with curative action planning—just public publish the U.S. EPA hazard(s) findings absent conclusions. Because the public has the right to know hazards within their community as discovered!
  3. It follows, all other natural gas permit granting agency(s) can make their own decisions what does “public interest” means or not mean with no influence from U.S. EPA other than Community people have received notice about hazard(s) potentials within their community as created by proposed natural gas related facility.

Let the documents do the presentation

Let’s look at an actual permit process SIERRA CLUB, Petitioner, v. FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, Respondent. No. 15-1133 – DC15-1133SierraClub.pdf, http://www.ferc.gov/legal/court-cases/briefs/2016/DC15-1133SierraClub.pdf (last visited Feb 14, 2016)

Apparent to me

With these natural gas projects within the U.S. the Community and Citizen’s input carry little weight for- or against-project permit granting; therefore, don’t waste your time arguing with any permit agency, but just public for all community public learning what are the hazard(s) that are introduced into their Community surround.

It’s the Community people right to know: Community Right-to-Know Act. Even if they can’t stop the permit process, construction, and natural gas facility processing.

Posted: 2/14/2016 1:36:24 PM

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