DailyDirt: Playing With Technological Fire...

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Sometimes people really leap before looking -- and that can be especially dangerous when it comes to technologies that we don't fully understand. Not too long ago, we created rivers so polluted that they'd actually catch on fire. We seem to be tuning in to the environmental repercussions of the chemical industry, but we might be making analogous mistakes when it comes to nuclear or biological technologies. Too much, too soon -- and we'll be cleaning up the aftermath for generations (if it can be cleaned up). Here are some quick links to some potentially concerning activities. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Bob Webster (profile), 31 Mar 2011 @ 8:33am

    Naturally burning creeks

    "Not too long ago, we created rivers so polluted that they'd actually catch on fire." Not too long ago, creeks in some oil-rich areas of the U.S. could be set on fire because of naturally oozing oil -- pollution not required.

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