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US Army Corps of Engineers BASF-Chevron U site near Cleveland
Image: US Corps of Engineers

EPA BASF Oct. 2014 p. 1
EPA BASF Oct. 2014 p. 2

NB: BASF was told “to stop discharging polluted waters from its property into the Cuyahoga River without a permit“. Also, “concentrations of radionuclides in the Cuyahoga River at the outfall were below drinking water standards” But, of course the concentrations were lower because of dilution and possibly from the uranium sinking. More dilute and deceive. So, can they continue to discharge uranium WITH a permit? A fixed quantity of uranium goes out. This must be measured – not a diluted quantity.
Worth thinking about: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/radiation-in-water-us-epa-advises-legal-cheating-for-compliance/ https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/us-epa-radiation-in-air-and-water-standards-effectively-non-existent/
The NRC still hasn’t corrected this error on their web site even though they visited our post over a month ago: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/the-dangerous-us-nrc-typo-making-low-level-radioactive-waste-more-radioactive-than-allowed-at-wipp/

US Nuclear Reg Comm Comment Period Deadline alert, 24 Nov: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2009-0279-0067 Be forewarned of the outrageous nature of the NRC questions.

Before there was the Honeywell Metropolis Lockout, there was the BASF Geismar Lockout:
The union said 52 episodes occurred over two months last year in which chemicals were accidentally released or releases were narrowly averted.
LOUISIANA LABOR BATTLE GAINS GERMAN SUPPORT, By WILLIAM SERRIN, Special to the New York Times, Published: May 26, 1986 http://www.nytimes.com/1986/05/26/us/louisiana-labor-battle-gains-german-support.html

BASF Geismar Louisiana Lockout vid. Tells the importance of unions for protecting workers from arbitrary firing, which in turn allows them to report safety issues. Locked out workers randomly did enviro checks and found more pollution at night: http://youtu.be/sUdUV_Rq5gY (approx. 12 min.)