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Old Today, 05:06 PM
 
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https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/201...nto-river.html

Um, oof.. Talking about salting the wound..
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Old Today, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Flint really is a sh*thole. I went to college there in the 80s-it was then as well, sounds like it's only gotten worse.
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Old Today, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Once the tank is full, the excess flows are typically discharged to the river but only after water has been allowed to settle and and has been "disinfected with a bleach solution,” the website says.

The city’s report to the state does not mention the retention basin and says Sunday’s release was “raw sewage.”

Earlier this year, the city sought a waiver from the Genesee County Health Department, requesting that it be allowed to skip testing river water for bacteria after sewage spills in cases in which the discharge comes from its retention basin.
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Old Today, 05:13 PM
 
Location: SGV
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A partial report filed by the city with the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy on Tuesday, Aug. 20, says a “flash flood event” overflowed primary settling tanks at the city’s wastewater treatment plant on Beecher Road, sending raw waste onto the ground and into a storm sewer drain that discharges directly to the river.
So will the State (city of Flint in this case) prosecute itself?

I mean...does anyone think a regular peasant could have a "flash flood event" on their property resulting in 2 million gallons of raw sewage into a river without being fined or caged?

Keep voting, Flint. They tell me if you stick with it good things can happen!
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Old Today, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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This is fairly commonplace unfortunately and sadly. Most of the wastewater expansion projects in my area were all having overflow events dumping raw sewage into the rivers/bays before they were complete.
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https://gchd.us/well-permit/
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Old Today, 06:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
Flint really is a sh*thole. I went to college there in the 80s-it was then as well, sounds like it's only gotten worse.
FYI, in tony Sarasota where I winter they spilled ONE BILLIONS gallons so far that we know of...into the shallow bay and gulf.

That's in addition to the Red Tide and massive fish and mammals kills and 100's of billions of toxic algae from Lake O....and we didn't get talk about runoff and phosphate mining.

Come on Down to clean sunny Florida! Nature at its best!
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