Monday, April 25, 2011

I remember Rachel Carson too

Several years ago, the pollution in the St. Lucie Estuary was so polluted the County government issued a warning that the WATER shouldn't even be "TOUCHED" - This didn't stop the local fisherman from continuing to FISH IN IT. I heard boat captains say, sure just don't touch the water.

I tracked down the senior water chemist for Fish and Wildlife, I got him to go on record. He said, he wouldn't recommend eating any fish fresh or salt especially the game fish. Except the dolphin (mahi mahi) since the for some unknown reason, do not BIO-ACCUMULATE mercury.

Yet Floridians merrily proceed, eating fish and swimming in polluted waters. That industry believes is HEALTHY for their PROFITS. They just make sure to drink bottled water.

When I moved to central Florida I attended a development meeting. I heard planners offer their professional opinion, that growth could continue unabated. I asked how did they reconcile unlimited growth of septic tanks with no WATER SYSTEMS and NO SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS. They said, it was easy they had not been asked to include WATER SYSTEM or SEWAGE TREATMENT  in their growth calculations and as far as family wells and SEPTIC TANKS - that was not part of their study either. So... NO PROBLEM.

And when cities think that DUMPING INCREASING AMOUNTS OF UNTREATED SEWAGE into the Ocean is a viable solution, what would you expect to find in the Ocean offshore? A recent report stated that 70% of Turtles in the St Lucie Estuary have eye lesions.  The dolphins health is even worse. Canary in a Coalmine people - Canary in a Coalmine! We can't afford the pollution.

solidarity & peace
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