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  •  OK. Now you're being ridiculous. (0+ / 0-)

    There are plenty of gray areas when it comes to hazardous materials and environmental remediation. The careers of tens of thousands of lawyers and scientists and engineers and regulatory agency personnel and environmental activists are based on how complex, difficult, and -- yes -- gray, the topic is.

    That's why, over 30 years after the some of the laws were passed, there still are ongoing and frequent training sessions on this very complex subject area. Even here in the Portland area, there's a series of seminars on environmental cleanup that is held, I believe, annually.

    I understand you think you're very knowledgeable because at some point in the past you received some training on spill response, but I can assure you (based on my 30 years of experience working in this field) that that is a very small and relatively simple part of the universe of environmental regulations, laws, and technology.

    You might want to check out the Oregon Association of Environmental Professionals.  Their meetings are informative and you might learn something.

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