Pezonus is sure that "when people are given some apparently reliable pseudo-scientific justification for their irrational behavior rationality jumps head-first out the window from the highest floors."
The property came to the attention of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as having possible groundwater contamination when an inspector noted occasional changes in the color of a stream coincident with discharges from the site. As a result of the observations, Sherwin-Williams installed and sampled five monitoring wells in June 1985. Volatile organic compounds, lead and chromium were detected, although lead and chromium were not detected in 1987 samples. Seven additional wells were installed at the site in 1988.
"Well, when the wars are over the lead purveyors look for someplace else to make a buck...paint....gasoline additives. National Lead Co. like the other petro-chemical companies domiciled in Houston has been hand-in-hand in its relationship with the Atomic Energy Commission that had sidelined Oppenheimer via Rice University's Kenneth Pitzer and William Liscum Borden, while finding a cross-town ally in the bamboozle. If the science was, like global warming, stacking up against lead decades earlier it's not easy to ween industry off of this lucrative revenue stream. Same with big tobacco that is looking now to replace its lost revenues with the revenue from ZMAPP that fights Ebola....which is likely no better than those vaccines that were waiting in the wings because of the internal conflicts at CDC and BARDA. Tobacco Senator from North Carolina, Richard Burr, has erected legislatively a Manhattan Project-like wall of silence around BARDA and ZMAPP, a principle shared with the silence surrounding the lead additives in paint and gasoline being much the same," said Pezonus who noted that the Huntington Library at San Marino, California had copies of the "The Dutch Boy's Lead Party" children's coloring books in its archives that rivaled tobacco's Joe Camel commercials.
"With R.J. Reynold's Gordon Gray, father of Bush legal counsel, C. Boyden Gray, heading the committee that de-frocked Oppenheimer for his refusal to make bigger bombs we can see how ZMAPP slipped right into the new equation for Ebola," said Pezonus. "National Lead Company became NL Industries and for years had an address at 3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway, Houston, Texas, the current address of Halliburton Industries. On the current board of NL Industries is Pierce Marshall, son of J. Howard Marshall, the Yale attorney that headed the U.S. government oil procurement program during WWII just like Samuel Prescott Bush had been in charge of small weapons procurement for the government during World War I. J. Howard Marshall married Anna Nicole Smith from Mexia, Texas," said Pezonus noting that Pierce Marshall had teamed up with one of the Koch brothers to fight for control of Koch Industries after J. Howard had apparently left his fortunes to the buxom former Rick's Cabaret dancer, a decision that Pierce Marshall fought and won.
"Just south of Houston is one of the world's largest sulfur domes that was exploited for gun powder and other products by the Frasch Process that was funded by Wall Street financier, Bernard Baruch, son of one of Robert E. Lee's surgeons and promoter of 'hydro-therapy,' Dr. Simon Baruch," said Pezonus. "That was back when lead pipes carried drinking water to the tap," Pezonus concluded.