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									Superfund: The Great Cover-Up
Why We Live in Enclosures Today




Prepared for
Dr. Robert W Kipper, Director, HRS




Prepared by
Student Name,   CSPR
Student Name,   CSPR
Student Name,   CSPR
Student Name,   CSPR




July 24, 2075
Table of Contents


Executive Summary.................. Error! Bookmark not defined.1
The Cover-up....................... Error! Bookmark not defined.1
 Asthma Case 1242 ............................................. 5
 The Lincoln Cancer Epidemic of 2011 - 2013 ................... 6
The Old Government’s Economic Policy......... Error! Bookmark not
defined.3
 Foreign Wars, Oil Shortages, and Cronyism .................... 7
Suppression of The EPA’s Warnings.............................. 8
 Economic Policy and Case Law ................................. 9
A Recipe for the First Enclosure.............................. 10
 Floods, Toxins and Halliburton .............................. 10
 Floods Bring Toxins to the Surface .......................... 11
Works Cited........................ Error! Bookmark not defined.8
Table of Figures


Figure 1: Endemic Asthma and Cancer rates in Eastern Nebraska
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Figure 2: Superfund's Shrinking Budget....... Error! Bookmark not
defined.3
Figure 3: The EPA's Loss of Effectiveness...................... 9
Figure 4: The Great Storm of 2010............................. 10
Executive Summary

In early 2074, Langley Virginia enclosure worker crews
discovered a long-forgotten secured data vault. Located beneath
the remains of what was once the United States Central
Intelligence Agency’s headquarters, the vault contained top-
secret Old Government paper documents and computers. Researchers
recovered several magnetic storage devices from the nearly
fifty-year-old computers, along with the contents of seven paper
file cabinets. Due to the previously classified nature of the
secured data vault, security personnel from the HP initially
reviewed the freshly recovered information. The search revealed
long forgotten information regarding the Old Government’s
policies on the environment, and specifically on an Old
Government environmental cleanup program called Superfund. These
previously classified documents revealed much of the actual
rationale for the Enclosure Act of 2026.
   The Enclosure Act of 2026 was passed to protect citizens from
the increasingly toxic environment of the Wilds. The first
enclosure, Nebraskarium, protected the city dwellers of Omaha,
Nebraska and surrounding communities from exceptionally high
levels of environmental toxins. After Nebraskarium’s completion
in 2014, other governments followed America’s success in
building enclosures. At that time, the Old Government had a
program called Superfund tasked with cleaning up large
industrial toxic waste sites. What citizens did not know is that
the Superfund could have cleaned up the toxic waste sites, and
failed due to measures taken by the Old Government: reallocation
of Superfund funding, suppression of environmental standards,
and cover-ups of reports warning of the increasingly toxic
environment (“Governmental Activities Overview”).
   The lack of funds was caused by the combination of expensive
foreign wars, oil shortages and the resulting elevated energy
prices, and increasing health care costs. Old Government
officials repeatedly denied funding misappropriations. To
protect themselves and maintain the status quo, the Old
Government officials perpetrated a series of successful cover-
ups. Soon, the environment became saturated with heavy
industry’s toxic byproducts. Citizens were largely unaware of
the environmental toxicity due to the suppression of the
Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) annual “Report on the
Environment” (ROE) and other warnings (“Report on the
Environment”). In addition, unknown to the public, hundreds of
thousands were dying and many millions more were chronically ill
because of repeated exposure to dangerous amounts of industrial
pollution. The introduction of the enclosure system offered a
safe and expedient solution to the toxic Wilds.

The Cover-Up
During December 2002, Old Government president George W. Bush
and his administration successfully pushed large reductions to
the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act
through legislation. These substantial changes enabled coal
power generators to release substantially increased levels of
dangerous pollutants including mercury, sulfur, and carbon
monoxide into the air. To ensure that these changes would not be
overturned, the Bush administration suppressed the EPA’s “Report
on the Environment” (ROE) by marking substantial sections as
“National Security.” Analysis of the EPA’s ROE shows the Old
Government was abusing its authority in classifying this
information, improperly suppressing the EPA’s warnings. This
suppression of the EPA’s report was not unique. The Bush
administration started a trend of classifying any information it
did not agree with through the method of classification
(“Governmental Activities Overview”).
Asthma Case 1242
In May 2011, U.S. President John McCain used the new information
suppression policy to hide evidence of a pandemic rise in
childhood-related asthma in America. Approximately 6,500 of over
800,000 emergent cases in America were reported in the eastern
half of Omaha, Nebraska, within the five years prior to 2011. At
that time, the eastern half of Omaha was home to only 7,500
children. Government officials intervened, releasing combined
evidence of only 1,848 cases. They publicly attributed the cases
of childhood-related asthma to natural causes. The recently
found classified documents suggest otherwise. Specifically, the
classified and released documentation of Asthma Case 1242 differ
significantly in their diagnosis.

  Place Figure 1 about here Caption: Endemic Asthma and Cancer
                    rates in Eastern Nebraska

     The public documentation of Case 1242 asserted that the
child involved – Kevin Edwards – was affected by a case of acute
childhood allergic asthma. The documentation states the primary
cause of the child’s asthma was genetics, with improvement
expected by the child’s late teens. The classified documents
revealed that the actual diagnosis by Dr. Chune Rice was that of
intrinsic asthma. Nearly all of the other cases in the Omaha
area also indicated intrinsic asthma. The classified documents
also indicate moderate concern on the part of the involved Old
Government health officials as to why 6,500 cases of intrinsic
asthma would be found in children in the same area (“Types and
Causes of Asthma”). Old Government officials deduced that Case
1242 was in fact the beginning of a much bigger trend. The
severity of the issue was attributed to the revised Clean Air
Act. A letter recovered in the hidden data vault from then
Nebraska Governor John Quentin to U.S. Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) Director Cynthia McTavish sums up the Old
Government’s attitude: “Keep case file 1242 classified. Our duty
to the American public is to protect them from the panic likely
to be stirred up by these documents!” (“CIA Hard Drive”) The
data vaults contain many other similar examples of this
“protection,” involving suppression of increasingly dire
environmental toxicity.

The Lincoln Cancer Epidemic of 2011 - 2013
Beginning late in 2012, government officials recognized a
substantial increase in the number of cancer cases in the
Lincoln, Nebraska metropolitan area, approximately 50 miles
southwest of Omaha. Classified documents reveal knowledge of
nearly 4,000 cases annually in Lincoln between of 2011 and 2013.
Between 1970 and 2000, the government officials reported an
average of only 511 cases annually (Wilkins, 77-82).
   Government investigators concluded that the contents of a
nearby Superfund site was leaking aluminum fluoride trihydrate
into Lincoln’s water supply, and was the cause of several forms
of cancer common to many of the cases. Richard Wiles, the
founder of the environmental concerns group “A Cleaner
Environment for Everyone” said, “I've spent 20 years in public
health, trying to protect kids from toxic exposure. Even with
DDT, you don't have the consistently strong data that the
compound can cause cancer as you now have with aluminum fluoride
trihydrate (Woffinden, 33).”
   Just two days before Wiles was to go public with his findings
in August 2013, he was found dead. Official sources declared his
death a suicide. News sources said Wiles died by falling five
stories from the balcony of his apartment. Classified reports
found in the data vault revealed CIA operatives had a difficult
time getting Wiles to let go of his balcony’s railing.
   On the public front, three years of private investigation
commissioned by his environmental organization produced no
leads, and the troubling circumstances surrounding Wiles’ death
faded into obscurity. Findings on the recovered CIA computer
hard drives revealed Robert Ross, aid to Governor John Quentin,
had ordered the murder of Richard Wiles (“CIA Hard Drive”). The
public never knew the actual reason for “The Lincoln Cancer
Epidemic of 2011 - 2013.”
The Old Government’s Economic Policy
Few citizens were aware of the dire consequences a plunge in
Superfund budgeting would cause. Beginning in 2000, Superfund
experienced a dip in funding that continued into a downward
trend, ultimately leading to the shelving of the Superfund
program. In 2006, there was an investigation by concerned Old
Government bureaucrats to determine if funds were being
misappropriated. Confidential files revealed three major issues
that determined the Old Government’s economic policy regarding
Superfund: increasingly expensive foreign wars, “The Great Oil
Shortage of 2010”, and cronyism between presidential and upper
government officials. The Old Government’s focus on these other
activities increasingly caused Superfund to lose funding and the
public’s attention, ultimately dooming life in the Wilds.

Foreign Wars, Oil Shortages, and Cronyism
In 2003, under orders from President George W. Bush, the United
States invaded Iraq and successfully removed Saddam Hussein from
office. Leading up to the removal of Hussein, the Bush
administration falsely claimed that Hussein had weapons of mass
destruction. The real reason was that America needed an
inexpensive and reliable oil source to keep its economy highly
productive. Bush and his administration successfully rallied the
American people into engaging Hussein in war. However, with war
came significant monetary costs. Much of this money ultimately
came from domestic and environmental programs, and specifically
from Superfund’s budget. In fact, Superfund experienced a budget
shortfall of $250 million in 2005 (“Governmental Activities
Overview”).

Insert Figure 2 about here Caption: Superfund's Shrinking Budget

In early 2009, a militant religious extremist group known as the
“Islamic Militant Saudi Jihad” overthrew the rulers of Saudi
Arabia, the Sauds. This new group had an unfavorable opinion of
the U.S., and promptly cut off vital oil supplies. In the summer
of 2009, the McCain administration ordered the U.S. military
into Saudi Arabia to secure oil interests and “give the Saudi
people their freedom and protect American interests.” This
conflict lasted for three years and continued to drain funding
away from Superfund and related environmental programs.
    The priority set by the Old Government to put war ahead of
environmental needs during the early 21st century greatly
contributed to the Enclosure Act of 2026 and increased the
United States’ dependency on foreign oil.
   Even as oil prices continued to rise during the first decade
of the 21st century, the American people continued to increase
their use of oil. Increased consumption, combined with the
devastating hurricanes from 2005-2010 in the
Gulf of Mexico that destroyed offshore drilling facilities and
onshore refineries, led to record worldwide oil prices. In
addition, much of America’s chemical production industries were
located near the Gulf. The hurricanes damaged numerous chemical
plants and chemical dumps, triggering the release of large
amounts of chemical toxins into the Gulf region. As a top
priority, the Bush administration funneled billions of dollars
into restoring the Gulf’s oil producing capacity. However, Bush
largely neglected the clean up of the released highly toxic
chemicals.
   In 2009, the United States Congress passed a bill that opened
the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling without restrictions. The
passage of previous bills had opened restricted areas of the
Alaskan wilderness to limited drilling, but the additional bill
in 2009 paved the way for future accidents related to oil
production. By that time, the nearly unfunded Superfund program
was incapable of addressing these oil spills in Alaska.
Eventually, creation of the Alaska City enclosure provided a
safe haven for Alaska’s inhabitants.
   The recently recovered data files describe how Halliburton was
selected as the primary contractor to handle both the Gulf of
Mexico oil production restoration and the preparation of the
Alaskan wilderness for drilling because of the company’s close
ties to President Bush’s Vice President, Dick Cheney. During
this time, billions should have been spent on environment
restoration, but instead were awarded to the administration’s
favorite companies in an attempt to keep the American economy
energized (“CIA Hard Drive”).

Suppression of The EPA’s Warnings
In the early 2000’s, the government’s aggressive economic
policies and disregard for the environment culminated in the
suppression of America’s primary environmental protector, the
Environmental Protection Agency. The George W. Bush
administration was deeply committed to using foreign wars as a
form of economic stimulus. China was emerging as a superpower,
and Bush believed the accelerated growth resulting from wartime
economics embodied the best hope for countering China’s high
economic growth rate. In Iraq, an extended occupation and
rebuilding process yielded a limited success in stabilizing the
region and increasing oil supplies.
   Beginning in 2003, the suppression of EPA programs and reports
diverted potential concerns of the American population. Since
Superfund was one of the primary projects handled by the EPA,
the depleting funds and looser environment laws limited its
effectiveness.

Economic Policy and Case Law
The first major step taken by the Bush administration to cover
up the funding issues was taken in 2003 when Bush labeled
significant warnings within the EPA’s Report on the Environment
(ROE) as classified. President Bush clarified the reasoning
behind this classification as a matter of national security. In
reality, the war budget, along with several other personal
funding objectives of the Bush administration, was exceeding its
allotment. EPA officials refused to remove the elements deemed
unfit to publish by Bush, and eventually the report was shelved.
   For the draft versions of the ROE between 2006 and 2009, the
Bush administration repeatedly labeled many sections within the
report as classified. In each draft, the Superfund program was
invariably described by the EPA as being a “prudent, effective
program for cleaning up our increasingly polluted environment.”
(“Report on the Environment”) Unfortunately, the American public
never read the EPA’s advice and warnings, due to their
“classified” labeling.
   While in office, President George W. Bush made sure that his
pre-presidency supporters would be comfortable in the years to
come. He appointed close colleagues to the Supreme Court and key
government positions, and funneled choice government projects to
his supporter’s companies.

   Insert Figure 1 about here Capture: The EPA's Loss of
Effectiveness

The practice of suppressing the EPA’s ROE became a trend that
only increased over time. The escalating suppression of
environmental concerns ensured that the information deemed
harmful to the best interest of key government personnel would
stay out of the public eye. The EPA had virtually no success in
making the Bush or McCain administrations understand the
severity of the environment’s increasing toxicity and the future
problems this would cause.
   In addition to Bush and McCain’s efforts, major industries
neutralized the EPA’s environmental regulations, largely due to
decisions by corrupt U.S. Supreme Court appointees. The Sedro
vs. Allied Chemicals case (2006) opened the door to routine
violations of environmental laws and regulations by the heavy
industries. The case’s verdict made clear that the companies
driving the American economy would take priority over the health
of America’s environment – and ultimately, its people. Figure 3
illustrates the adverse effects on the EPA’s actions and awards
precipitated by the Sedro vs. Allied Chemicals case
(“Governmental Activities Overview”). Additional cases
heard by the nation’s high court cemented the position of
America’s companies as the worst polluters in the world and
prime corruptors of the Earth’s precious environment.

A Recipe for the First Enclosure
Record levels of floods and toxin releases were recorded in the
years between 2006 and 2014. This dangerous combination resulted
in severe contamination that eventually forced Nebraska State
government officials to test a revolutionary protection system
designed by Zuni Franklin and Greg Passio. In 2014, Nebraska’s
public was introduced to a new way of life within the first
enclosure, aptly named the Nebraskarium. (“Report on the
Environment”)

Floods, Toxins and Halliburton
In 2006, Halliburton won lucrative U.S. Department of Defense
contracts for new types of thermobaric bombs. These powerful
bombs were developed to attack the caves and underground bunkers
of America’s “enemies.” Halliburton set up armament development
and manufacturing plants in Omaha, near the site of what would
become the Nebraskarium. Halliburton chose Omaha to take
advantage of a zero-tax program offered by the City of Omaha,
along with the area’s excellent distribution capabilities.
Unknown to Omaha residents, the by-products of the manufacture
of the thermobaric bombs were highly toxic. Halliburton took
advantage of the recently relaxed Clean Air and Water Acts and
positive relations with important friends in the Old Government,
emitting abundant amounts of toxic contaminants into the Omaha
area. Some of the toxins were released into the air while other
toxins were buried dangerously close to the Missouri River.
Effects ranged from many new cases of intrinsic asthma, to an
epidemic increase of rare, deadly cancers.
   Testing of the new thermobaric weapons was performed in south-
central Nebraska. During testing, additional toxic chemicals
were introduced into the environment. The high-yield, high-focus
blasts produced by the thermobaric weapons introduced large
amounts of toxins into the Ogallala Aquifer. In just a few
years, toxins related to the thermobaric weapons permeated a
large portion of the Aquifer. In addition, prevailing weather
patterns pushed airborne toxins related to the new weapons
across the Omaha metro area. (“Report on the Environment”)

  Insert Figure 2 about here Caption: The Great Storm of 2010
Floods Bring Toxins to the Surface
Between 2007 and 2011, the upper Midwest experienced
unprecedented storms. These storms brought record-shattering
amounts of rainfall, causing breaches in several key levy and
metropolitan sewer systems. Nearly all of these storms
victimized the Omaha metro area. By the time “The Great Storm of
2010” hit Midwest America, the heavily polluted ground around
Omaha was saturated by the rains, and water was standing in
several areas around the city. The 26 Superfund sites in and
around Omaha, including the Halliburton site, released their
toxins into the environment, exposing much of Omaha’s population
to a deadly stew. Unknown at the time, land around the Gavins
Point Dam and power plant on the Missouri River, upstream from
Omaha, was also saturated. In addition,the reservoir behind the
dam contained a critically high level of water that was in the
process of being control-drained from the previous storms. When
the “Great Storm” hit the upper Midwest in 2010, several dams
above Omaha, including the Gavins Point Dam, were overwhelmed.
Flooding of the areas below these dams along the Missouri River
was catastrophic, far exceeding the damage caused by the “Great
Flood of 1993” along the Mississippi River and the flooding
caused by the hurricanes in New Orleans in 2005 and 2006.
(“Report on the Environment”)
   Facing an astronomical cleanup expense of the toxins
saturating the Omaha area, the federal government decided to
evacuate much of the city and surrounding areas. In an attempt
to appease the resulting public outcry, the government unveiled
plans for testing a new environmental enclosure system designed
by Zuni Franklin and Greg Passio from the recently formed
Institute of Global Design. Franklin and Passio’s designs
outlined the experimental enclosure system, which would “protect
at-risk inhabitants from the toxins released during the Great
Flood of 2011.” (“Governmental Activities Overview”)
   Franklin and Passio’s designs were brilliant but modest. The
first enclosure, small by current standards, was designed to
house only 50,000 inhabitants, and occupied a mere 16,000m2.
Halliburton was awarded key parts of the enclosure construction
because, as the Bush administration pointed out, their heavy
equipment was already onsite. After the Omaha enclosure’s
initial completion in 2014, the government was inundated with
requests for entry into the enclosure, aptly named
“Nebraskarium.” Indeed, many of the requests came from concerned
individuals living in other parts of America.
   Between 2014 and 2016, the additional “mega” floods and
storms, along with the continued reduction of environmental
standards to support escalated wartime production and
activities, resulted in a substantial increase in toxin releases
to the United States’ environment. As a response, the federal
government expanded Nebraskarium to house 120,000 people, and
initiated eight additional enclosure projects. By the Enclosure
Act of 2026, Nebraskarium had expanded to house 1,350,000
inhabitants, occupying 435,000m2. (“Governmental Activities
Overview”)

The Enclosure Act of 2026
After the turn of the century, foreign wars dominated America’s
economic and political efforts. Superfund, the primary American
program tasked with cleaning up industry’s mistakes, took a back
seat to the ceaseless cycle of foreign wars. Wartime production,
ever-shrinking oil interests, and cronyism each played a role in
crippling Superfund. Without Superfund, poisonous sites grew to
encompass all major population centers in America, sending city
dwellers to the safety of the enclosures. Indeed, other
countries tended to follow America’s lead, allowing their own
toxic industries to strangle their population centers.
   Continued negligence on the part of the American Old
Government paved the way for the enactment of the Enclosure Act
of 2026. The Old Government repeatedly and successfully
suppressed many of the most respected voices of warning,
including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual
Report on the Environment. As a result, many industrial toxins
and wastes were left in the earth, air, and water. Mounting
exposure to these industrial toxins caused many aggressive
cancers and chronic diseases in people – especially children.
These conditions, exacerbated by the Great Floods of the late
2000’s, led to the first enclosure in Omaha, Nebraska. The
foundations of the current enclosure system were soon built as
conditions worsened around America. Millions escaped the toxic
Wilds – a poisoned environment caused by a poisoned Old
Government.

								
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