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Santa Cruz to pay thousands to settle 2006 sediment spill
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^
| GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
Posted on 12/17/2009 6:13:41 AM PST by sasquatch
SANTA CRUZ -- City leaders will pay the state $25,000 to settle a 2006 allegation that sediment illegally backed up in a North Coast waterway that provides almost 10 percent of the city's drinking water.
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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
The city is using this creek as a toilet! The problem was an incomplete flush!!
posted on 12/17/2009 6:13:41 AM PST
To: Carry_Okie; mad_as_he$$
posted on 12/17/2009 6:20:05 AM PST
They should listen to their citizens, like this learned young woman:
Looks like the bureaucrats ate all that fine money fighting over the amount.
posted on 12/17/2009 6:51:49 AM PST
(Mao was right about power and guns; which is why he confiscated them.)
posted on 12/17/2009 6:57:04 AM PST
Do the people that actually drank that water get any of the money, or just lawers and other government entities?
(Ha Ha, yeah, right, like THAT's gonna happen)
posted on 12/17/2009 7:03:11 AM PST
(I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
I believe that the sediments were filtered from the water and dumped into the creek downstream of the diversion so that only the endangered fish got to drink the bad stuff. Interestingly enough, no one can operate a suction dredge in any waterway in the state of Kalifornia because they stir up particles that are already there. However, Santa Cruz has been concentrating the stuff by diverting clean water and dumping muck into the creek when levels rise. That is also when fish migrate to spawn!
posted on 12/17/2009 7:50:24 AM PST
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