Thursday, September 29, 2011

Best Comment Of The Day: Is It OK?

Anonymous has left the following comment on the post "Community to DEP's Commissioner Strickland: Water Quality Improvement Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough":

The EPA R[emedial] I[nvestigation] data, compared with Army Corp benthic study, show that the DEP is dumping about six-inches of sludge into the upper canal each year. Even if we accept their model prediction to reduce sediment sludge from CSO's by 34%, that leaves us with an annual accumulation of about four-inches of sludge. The Superfund cleanup will be a major investment into the canal.
Is it OK to continue dumping that much sludge on top of the clean canal base? The DEP needs a plan that keeps this gunk inside their pipes and not at the bottom of the canal.

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