OK, so it just occurred to me that most of the communities along the coasts of the great lakes probably take their water from the lake. The one example I'm sure of is Milwaukee. Now, Milwaukee hasn't always been able to keep micro-organisms out of the city supplied water. What the hell would they do if a bio-weapon were dumped into Lake Michigan? Or worse yet, if nuclear waste were dumped into the lake? We'd be f*cked! And not only that, but don't the lakes all drain, one into the other? Would radioactively poisoning Lake Michigan also screw up all the downstream lakes (all except Superior, I think)? The sheer number of cities that would be disrupted is staggering. Add in the damage to aquafers too, since the Lake Superior aquafer, for instance provides water to much of wisconsin. You could wipe out an entire region along the US Canadian border, simply by sneaking radioactive material in through Canada. Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, Duluth... what a mess it'd be. I hope there's a plan in place to deal with this scenario.Maybe it's time to get those moisture vaporators up and running!
(Seriously, though. This scares me. Anyone have any thoughts on what we'd do if this happened?)
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