Last login: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Why is everybody surprised that our beaches still are polluted? Sure urban and farm runoffs contribute to pollution, but why doesn't anybody care that our rivers are still used as urinals? When EPA implemented the Clean Water Act, it used an essential test incorrect and as one of its many negative consequences, ignored not only 60% of the pollution in sewage Congress intended to treat, but also all the pollution caused by nitrogenous (urine and protein) waste. This waste besides exerting an oxygen demand, just like fecal waste, is also a fertilizer for algae, thus contributes to eutrophication, causing dead zones and of course also food for bacteria. (www.petermaier.net)The media, because this is a technical issue, will not investigate and as result nobody is holding the EPA accountable.
June 29, 2011 at 2:37 p.m.
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