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Emily Rideout, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter

Emily Rideout from the Sierra Club talks to Ashley king about the Harbour Solutions Project.

Some interesting factoids from Emily:

 

  • In HRM 181 Million Litres of domestic sewage and storm water are trated every day (the equivalent of 25 Olymic sized swimming pools)
  • When deciding if a beach is swimmable, they only test for 2 parameters: Fecal Coliform and Fecal Enterococci
  • Contaminants found in waste water and sludge include: pharmacuticles (including unabsorbed estrogen from birth control), detergents, engine oil, household products, heavy metals, pesticides, fertilizers etc

    Interesting followup video: “Crapshoot: The gamble with our wastes” (http://www.nfb.ca/collection/films/fiche/?id=51166)

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