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Friday, October 06, 2006

The biggest threats are already here

If you want to make sure those on the front line of protecting you have the tools necessary to do so, you vote Republican, for the safety of the United States of America.
-- aWol, Wednesday

Half of the 32,000 residents of Apex, North Carolina, have been asked to evacuate Friday after explosions and fire at a hazardous waste plant released noxious gases and flames 150 feet high over the town.

People "are putting themselves in very grave danger by being near or around this smoke. If you see smoke, get away from it." said Bruce Radford, manager of the Raleigh suburban town.

"There are pesticides, oxides, chlorine gases, there are all grades of contaminated material in this fire and in this smoke," he said.
These chemical plants and the trains and trucks transporting deadly chemicals across the country are a far greater threat to Americans than terrorists, as well as being prime targets for terrorists. But the Repugs running this country do basically nothing to stop disasters like Apex from happening.