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Dark Waters - Movie Review #14482546 01/19/20
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I have posted a review of the movie Dark Waters, in the Movie Forum here. It is the story of how Dupont Chemical dumped toxic pollutants into the streams, water table, and land fills around Parkersburg, West Virginia, which caused birth defects in babies, killed animals and pets, and caused various cancers in people. A class action suit finally evolved.

It is an interesting and disturbing movie.

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Originally Posted by Leanwolf
I have posted a review of the movie Dark Waters, in the Movie Forum here. It is the story of how Dupont Chemical dumped toxic pollutants into the streams, water table, and land fills around Parkersburg, West Virginia, which caused birth defects in babies, killed animals and pets, and caused various cancers in people. A class action suit finally evolved.

It is an interesting and disturbing movie.

L.W.


They did it everywhere they operated. We still can't eat fish caught from the Shenandoah river thanks to Dupont and companies like them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...c-c2e9-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html


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The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


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Originally Posted by Leanwolf
I have posted a review of the movie Dark Waters, in the Movie Forum here. It is the story of how Dupont Chemical dumped toxic pollutants into the streams, water table, and land fills around Parkersburg, West Virginia, which caused birth defects in babies, killed animals and pets, and caused various cancers in people. A class action suit finally evolved.

It is an interesting and disturbing movie.

L.W.

ala "Silkwood" or more documentary?


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?




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Originally Posted by add
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The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?
Creepy as hell.

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Originally Posted by ironbender
Originally Posted by Leanwolf
I have posted a review of the movie Dark Waters, in the Movie Forum here. It is the story of how Dupont Chemical dumped toxic pollutants into the streams, water table, and land fills around Parkersburg, West Virginia, which caused birth defects in babies, killed animals and pets, and caused various cancers in people. A class action suit finally evolved.

It is an interesting and disturbing movie.

L.W.

ala "Silkwood" or more documentary?


Not a documentary.



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Originally Posted by EthanEdwards
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The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?
Creepy as hell.



UnAmerican tell at the very least.




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Originally Posted by Leanwolf
I have posted a review of the movie Dark Waters, in the Movie Forum here. It is the story of how Dupont Chemical dumped toxic pollutants into the streams, water table, and land fills around Parkersburg, West Virginia, which caused birth defects in babies, killed animals and pets, and caused various cancers in people. A class action suit finally evolved.

It is an interesting and disturbing movie.

L.W.


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Originally Posted by add
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?
Creepy as hell.



UnAmerican tell at the very least.


Oh, another White Nationalist 🙄

Anyhoo.... with the appearance of the internet we got back in touch 25 years later, at which time she was divorced and I was married. She was also terminally ill. The daughter she bore in her teenage years still remembered me from when she was little, in a positive light.

I drove out to Arizona for the funeral service at her invitation. Her remarkable mom had left a list of places around the world where she had wanted her ashes scattered so that friends and kin might go and visit those places. That was twelve years ago. Her daughter ended up going to friggin’ Maccu Picu, I don’et think she made it to Kilimanjaro yet.

We had originally met back in the ‘70’s in Forestry School, she went on to earn Graduate degrees doing forest research in Costa Rican Rain forest and Brazilian Cloud Forest. I lived for a year camping out around around New Mexico and then left for Africa.

For my own part I scattered some of her ashes where she had done research in Costa Rica, the first place I heard howler monkeys which sound she loved. Other ashes I scattered at her favorite overlook in Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York. Some too I scattered at a beautiful location in NM.

Still got some left, she was proud of her roots, Parkersburg seems as good a place as any.

You guys really need to get out more.


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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
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Originally Posted by add
Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?
Creepy as hell.



UnAmerican tell at the very least.


Oh, another White Nationalist 🙄

Anyhoo.... with the appearance of the internet we got back in touch 25 years later, at which time she was divorced and I was married. She was also terminally ill. The daughter she bore in her teenage years still remembered me from when she was little, in a positive light.

I drove out to Arizona for the funeral service at her invitation. Her remarkable mom had left a list of places around the world where she had wanted her ashes scattered so that friends and kin might go and visit those places. That was twelve years ago. Her daughter ended up going to friggin’ Maccu Picu, I don’et think she made it to Kilimanjaro yet.

We had originally met back in the ‘70’s in Forestry School, she went on to earn Graduate degrees doing forest research in Costa Rican Rain forest and Brazilian Cloud Forest. I lived for a year camping out around around New Mexico and then left for Africa.

For my own part I scattered some of her ashes where she had done research in Costa Rica, the first place I heard howler monkeys which sound she loved. Other ashes I scattered at her favorite overlook in Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York. Some too I scattered at a beautiful location in NM.

Still got some left, she was proud of her roots, Parkersburg seems as good a place as any.

You guys really need to get out more.


That's a sad story.


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The thing is, that woman overcame a great deal, her dad, a coal miner, died of cancer when she was a girl and she grew up poor. The fact that she went on to become a published researcher in her field merely confirmed the high opinion I held of her. Her peers in Brazil did name a new species of orchid after her.

I drove out to see her shortly before she died, Ill as she was she still took my breath away.


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Does anyone know of anyone that truly benefited (other than lawyers) from a class action lawsuit.

Maybe this is the case here, I don't know the story but whenever I hear about class action, I just think of my experiences where a case was made that I was ripped off for whatever - a few hundred dollars and the end result is I get pennies in return.


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Originally Posted by add
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The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?


Hahaha. Tff. No, more bragging.

I'm pretty sure G Washington and Abe Lincoln would fall under the white nationalist moniker.

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Lawyers make a ton of money off class actin lawsuits

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Originally Posted by jaguartx
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Originally Posted by Birdwatcher
The first great love of my life was a coal miner’s daughter from Parkersburg, I still have some of her ashes left, I should leave some there next time I pass through that way.


Is this some sort of confession?


Hahaha. Tff. No, more bragging.

I'm pretty sure G Washington and Abe Lincoln would fall under the white nationalist moniker.


I’m sorry, I thought I WAS bragging.

Anyhoo, so then when Jefferson wrote “All men...” he didn’t actually mean “All men”.


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I finally got around to watching this movie

holy hell, I want to torch Dupont after watching it

I went thru Parkersburg a couple of years back and told my wife it was the most depressing run down place I'd been to in a long time. I chalked it up to Appalachia

now I know the reason why


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