Quebec City dumps 46 million litres of raw sewage into St. Lawrence River


spaminator
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Quebec City dumps 46 million litres of raw sewage into St. Lawrence River
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Published:
February 23, 2018
Updated:
February 23, 2018 1:01 PM EST
This stock image shows Quebec City's historic downtown along the St. Lawrence River.Getty Images
Quebec City dumped about 46 million litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River over 12 hours in order to do scheduled maintenance work on a pumping station, the city said Friday.
A spokesperson for the city said everything went as planned.
The city said earlier this week that neglecting to do the repairs could lead to equipment breakdowns and more serious environmental problems down the line.
“Failure to carry out this maintenace work could lead to major breaks in the equipment,” the city wrote in a press release.
A sign warns to avoid contact with the water along the shore of the St. Lawrence River Friday, November 13, 2015 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The riverbanks were to be inspected following the work.
Quebec City treats about 137 billion liters of wastewater annually.
Montreal’s administration was widely criticized in 2015 for dumping 4.9 billion litres of raw sewage into the river.
An original estimate of eight billion litres was downgraded after the city finished its sewer repair work three days early.
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Twin_Moose
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No outrage from environmental groups?
 
captain morgan
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... And they have their panties all in a bunch over a possible pipeline leak?

Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

No outrage from environmental groups?

Can you guess who is filling up all the sewage lines?
 
Danbones
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Well, don't they get their water from the river where (all) the city(s) upstream just pee straight in the lake?
 
captain morgan
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They must... Might account for the collective brain damage there
 
Twin_Moose
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Then Quebec City gets to deal with it

edit: I had the flow travelling in the wrong direction with my initial post
Last edited by Twin_Moose; Feb 24th, 2018 at 09:30 AM..Reason: spelling
 
captain morgan
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Considering that they are in the habit of dumping millions of liters of raw sewage into a major fresh water river, I can't imagine that they have much of a treatment program at the best of times
 
Danbones
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But at least they filtered some of the crap out of the water that came from upstream when they drank it, and peed it back out

People downstream should say Merci beaucoup offrir un sacrifice aux dieux.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

But at least they filtered some of the crap out of the water that came from upstream when they drank it, and peed it back out

People downstream should say Merci beaucoup offrir un sacrifice aux dieux.

It's all biodegradable! Or will be once it reaches the Atlantic Ocean!
 
Danbones
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Poor Dark Beaver


He'll have to substitute water for beer...

He'll be so upset...I should go visit
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

It's all biodegradable!

So is oil
 
petros
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The natural and food oils in sewage are worse than crude oil.
 
captain morgan
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Add in all of the residual pharmaceuticals, grease and raft of the et al components and the toxic cocktail worsens
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

No outrage from environmental groups?

Because that's the important thing.

That your sense of ethical superiority be validated by an incident. Especially over those environmentalists. They are they worst aren't they?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Especially over those environmentalists. They are they worst aren't they?

Yes, yes they are.


... Oh, and hypocrites too, don't forget that
 
Hoid
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captain morgan
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OmegaOm
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Well Trudeau is adding 1 million more immigrants to Canada in the next couple years. There is going to be a heck of a lot more of that stuff being dumped all over in the future.
 
captain morgan
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Montreal and Quebec City might as well just get rid of the middle man (oops - make that middle-person) and just have everyone flush their raw sewage into the streets.. The rain will wash it into the rivers and eliminate that whole pesky sewage treatment thingy
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Because that's the important thing.

That your sense of ethical superiority be validated by an incident. Especially over those environmentalists. They are they worst aren't they?

Very preventable, intentional dumping of raw sewage in this day and age should be banned, make retention ponds like the Oil industry has to hold the raw sewage until the plant is back into operation and then treat before release.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Very preventable, intentional dumping of raw sewage in this day and age should be banned, make retention ponds like the Oil industry has to hold the raw sewage until the plant is back into operation and then treat before release.

I'm guessing that seeing how there will be no more transfer payments with any substance, we can expect to see Montreal and Quebec City dumping untreated sewage into the waterways on a regular basis

(no pun intended)
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

... And they have their panties all in a bunch over a possible pipeline leak?



Can you guess who is filling up all the sewage lines?

Judging by the mess left behind at various anti logging, mining, oil camps it is not environmentalists.
 
captain morgan
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They sure make one helluva mess when they put their minds to it
 
taxslave
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SOmeone recently did a test on crabs and prawns off Victoria shit pipes and found antidepressants present in the crabs.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

SOmeone recently did a test on crabs and prawns off Victoria shit pipes and found antidepressants present in the crabs.

I am not surprised.

I recall reading in one of the newspapers here that trout were testing positive for having estrogen in their systems despite their being a full cycle treatment system releasing into that river.

The speculation had to do with pharmaceuticals passing through a person's system and the excess hormone (or whatever) was eliminated in their urine... The waste treatment facilities are/were not designed to remove these water-soluble components