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2013-06-05 Home Front: WoT
Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
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Posted by Steve White 2013-06-05 11:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6539 views ]  Top

#1 One day they'll be holding a press conference under a mushroom cloud saying "now let's not be hasty about saying it's terrorism...."

Or worse, "we always admitted the nuking was terrorism. But we're sure it was just the work of a few lone wolves..."
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-06-05 11:37||   2013-06-05 11:37|| Front Page Top

#2 Sort of like the lone wolf Tsarnaev.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-06-05 11:45||   2013-06-05 11:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Didn't the Stephen King book 'Dreamcatcher' involve someone going to dump something into the Boston water supply?

so they will blame it in extra-terrestrials ....
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-06-05 12:07||   2013-06-05 12:07|| Front Page Top

#4 So what's with the sudden jihadi fixation on Boston?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-06-05 13:17||   2013-06-05 13:17|| Front Page Top

#5 It's our most European city.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-06-05 13:22||   2013-06-05 13:22|| Front Page Top

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-06-05 13:27||   2013-06-05 13:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Here in a small town north of Atlanta, there was a break-in and tampering with disinfection chemicals about a month ago. 400 folks were told to boil water. My thought is, it'll take a LOT of something to impact Boston MWRA (unless it's something really nasty, then I'm hopeful of user error before it enters water supply), but why won't they hit small water suppliers (like this one in GA).
Posted by BA 2013-06-05 15:40||   2013-06-05 15:40|| Front Page Top

#8 BA -- they don't have contaminate the water supply. They could just shut it down. Or even just CLAIM to have contaminated the supply.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2013-06-05 16:02||   2013-06-05 16:02|| Front Page Top

#9 I'm trying to think of something you could put in the Boston water supply that would make Boston a worse place to live than it already is. Coming up blank.
Posted by Injun Lover of the Brontosaurs3177 2013-06-05 17:41||   2013-06-05 17:41|| Front Page Top

#10 They vote for what they are getting. At every level. Enjoy!
Posted by M. Murcek 2013-06-05 19:29||   2013-06-05 19:29|| Front Page Top

#11 Rob: So true. But, I'm *more* worried about actual health impacts, or even death. "Thinning the herd" in Boston by just shutting down the water supply may not be tooooo bad .
Posted by BA 2013-06-05 19:30||   2013-06-05 19:30|| Front Page Top

#12 What, and how much of it, could they put in that much water that wouldn't be diluted too much to kill people (or even make them really sick)?
Posted by Barbara 2013-06-05 19:42||   2013-06-05 19:42|| Front Page Top

#13 a few hundred gallons of raw sewage might do it.
Posted by abu do you love 2013-06-05 19:59||   2013-06-05 19:59|| Front Page Top

#14 Authorities could find 3 dead camels, 2 hooka pipes and a well read Koran floating in the reservoir and still not have a clue who popped the locks.
Posted by Airandee 2013-06-05 20:34||   2013-06-05 20:34|| Front Page Top

#15 Nerve agents are unpleasant even in very small concentrations. Don't know about water solubility.

Something introduced into the water system would not have to be toxic to cause a panic - just change the taste, smell or color. Terrorism is all about theater and media.
Posted by SteveS 2013-06-05 20:45||   2013-06-05 20:45|| Front Page Top

#16 Agreed, Steve S, but I think the True Believers(tm) want bloodshed and death, not just scaring people.
Posted by BA 2013-06-05 20:51||   2013-06-05 20:51|| Front Page Top

Posted by Otto Flenter6546 2013-06-05 22:36||   2013-06-05 22:36|| Front Page Top

#18 Nation's drinking water system needs $384B upgrade
Posted by Skidmark 2013-06-05 23:44||   2013-06-05 23:44|| Front Page Top

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