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Once again Marin County flushes its toilets into the Bay

By Gary Bogue
Monday, August 11th, 2008 at 7:03 am in Environmental, Marin County, Pollution, Sewage spills.

There’s been ANOTHER Marin County sewage spill into the Bay and more wild birds, fish and other creatures are probably dying.

** 5 million-plus gallons of sewage is spilled in Southern Marin on Jan. 25 and Jan. 31 …

** 1,500 gallons of raw sewage is spilled at Marin’s San Quentin Prison on Feb. 14 …

** 250 gallons of raw sewage spilled in North Marin on Feb. 18 …

** 6,000 gallons of raw sewage and storm water spilled in San Rafael on Feb. 24 …

AND NOW …

ANOTHER Marin County sewage spill dumped raw sewage into the Bay near Sausalito over the weekend.

A story on today’s Associated Press Wire Service (from the S.F. Chronicle) says the spill was first reported just after noon Sunday (Aug. 10). It forced the closure of Swede’s Beach, a popular waterfront stretch south of Richardson Bay. Hey, and while you’re at it, be sure and close the Bay to all waterfowl, fish and other aquatic life until the spill has been cleaned up. OK?

The spill was reportedly caused by a blockage in a pipe at a nearby pump station.

The story said some witnesses say the sewage began flowing into the Bay as early as 9 p.m. Saturday. The size of the spill is unknown at this time

The score to date:
At least 5,007,750 gallons have seriously polluted San Francisco Bay around Marin County since January. And these are just the sewage spills that we know about.

Kinda makes you wonder what kinds and quantities of toxic spills are gushing into the Bay from the other counties that surround it, doesn’t it? Maybe even as we speak.

When are “they” going to do something to stop these disastrous spills? /Gary

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