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Re: black water in the streets

Posted by Mark on April 3, 2011, 8:12 am, in reply to "Re: black water in the streets"

Where I own or live is irrelevant to the issue of blackwater contamination of the ambient environment, but seems to be a typical misdirection of the discussion by those most steeped in denial of the sewage issue persisting in La Manzanilla. The black soot which proliferates on the beach is not naturally occurring, but rather is years of accumulation of sewage ash and petroleum residues. Every leaking fosa, every dumped holding tank, every leaky outboard, every spill at sea, all contribute to this soot in the sand. Absent human activities the beach would eventually clean itself, but that's not going to happen. However, by conscious and willfull application of science and cooperative discipline we can at least mitigate our onshore contribution to the accumulating dross. Disappointing that nobody is interested in flushing any of the test tabs I've offered. Denial trumps science again. Anyone want to tackle the puddle at #212 Maria Asuncion? Go stick your finger in it, then give me a report...

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