On his show Monday, Jon Stewart took on the toxic chemical spill in West Virginia and the unbelievable lack of security, and the even more unbelievable fact that a toxic chemical plant is located upstream of the drinking water. And if you think that is unbelievable, how about this… the toxic plant located upstream of a river used for human consumption was last inspected in 1991!
Now how unbelievable is that!
Why would you build your toxic chemical storage tanks, upstream… and drinking water adjacent? Although, I imagine, because it was in such a vulnerable position, it was highly regulated, this toxic chemical storage facility. As a matter of fact, from what I understand, these toxic chemical tanks have been inspected as recently as… uh…. 1991.
1991! That’s like six Batmans ago!
And the name of the company responsible for this toxic spill? FREEDOM Industries.0