Letters

Ocean acidification not helped by sewage plant

The movie Revolution makes the point that acidification of the oceans is the greatest environmental threat our planet faces.

That should give pause to those who are promoting land-based secondary sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District.

The construction and operation of a such a system will increase CO2 emissions, thereby adding to ocean acidification. The existing natural system, which fertilizes the Strait of Juan de Fuca is, at worst, benign and at best, beneficial.

We need a revolution in this town to end the fantasy that land-based secondary treatment will improve the local environment.

John Bergbusch

Esquimalt

 

 

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