POLLUTION: It’s been 8 years and St. Stephen is still polluting the St. Croix River -Time for action has passed.

Some of the human waste that has been deposited into the St. Croix River daily from the Town of St. Stephen

The St. Croix Estuary Project, an Atlantic Coastal Action Program organization, first identified dangerous levels of pollution in 2004 and each succeeding year tracked the improvements, if any, at a set of established sites from St. Stephen to St. Andrews. A recent article in the St. Croix Courier outlined the latest results and, sad to say, there has been little or no progress in cleaning up these dangerous and illegal sites of pollution.

It’s long past time for St. Stephen to get its act together. And where are the regulators … both Provincial and Federal. This is a Canadian Heritage River and shared with the United States … although that seems to be of little significance. Is it now time for litigation?

Here is a link to all of the relevant reports from 2004 to 2008. Additional years are available and will be uploaded soon.

http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/2840891

 


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