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Old 11-11-2015, 06:04 PM   #21
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I couldn't think of a better place to "flush". Current always ebbs from Montreal, just gets weaker or stronger. By the time you are at the "Narrows" (before Quebec city) the current runs up to 8 plus knots (both ways). I had a fair tide run last Cristmas eve on a tug and was doing 18 kts briefly. Took a screen shot of the computer for proof. Maintained 15 plus knots for several hours.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:03 PM   #22
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Will that raw s#+*# hurt my engine???
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:44 PM   #24
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You will see nothing, smell nothing and hurt nothing.

Odor has been reported only near the dumping places. Security and environmental inspectors are present on land and on water. This operation seems to be well managed.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:46 PM   #25
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Will that raw s#+*# hurt my engine???
In Louisiana? Or are you in Montreal?

Regardless I don't see it as a threat to boats or engines unless you're right there as they open up and get flushed with it. The threat is to water supplies, including watermakers and purifiers, swimmers (not this time of year), and sealife. As to sealife, having never made a dump like this there isn't a way to absolutely know but their feelings are that it will quickly be diluted and not cause damage to sealife or the environment. A one time thing should be ok. If it was daily or they couldn't get their repairs made that might be different. That's the thing even with the relatively minor discharge from boats. It's not one boat or one time unless we're talking chemicals and poisons, but it's the cumulative effect of everything.
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In the original post, the discharge was planned for " Oct. 18 to 25.". No reports of it being delayed, nor of any noticeable effect.
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In the original post, the discharge was planned for " Oct. 18 to 25.". No reports of it being delayed, nor of any noticeable effect.
No, actually began at 12:01 yesterday morning. Here are details.

Montreal's sewage dump plan reveals common misconceptions - The Globe and Mail
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And will everything henceforth be known as something gate. I see this has been named "Flushgate."
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In Louisiana? Or are you in Montreal?

Regardless I don't see it as a threat to boats or engines unless you're right there as they open up and get flushed with it. The threat is to water supplies, including watermakers and purifiers, swimmers (not this time of year), and sealife. As to sealife, having never made a dump like this there isn't a way to absolutely know but their feelings are that it will quickly be diluted and not cause damage to sealife or the environment. A one time thing should be ok. If it was daily or they couldn't get their repairs made that might be different. That's the thing even with the relatively minor discharge from boats. It's not one boat or one time unless we're talking chemicals and poisons, but it's the cumulative effect of everything.
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I'm in Louisiana-I was just joking-I know it doesn't damage the systems on my boat-after all-in La. we get all the crap from everywhere north of us along the Mississippi, Red, Sabin and Ouachitau Rivers.
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And will everything henceforth be known as something gate. I see this has been named "Flushgate."
Makes for great Facebook don't it?

While I don't like for one minute how cavalier we are about consuming and waste, looking at the big picture, this is just another day in the life...happens everywhere and we'd rather just keep our heads in dark places.

Because it was planned and announced ahead of time, this particular event just got people's attention and made for good TV.
The real story should be about what is IN that sewage and the flush-a-bye culture behind it.

Who remembers the Mobro?
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I'm in Louisiana-I was just joking-I know it doesn't damage the systems on my boat-after all-in La. we get all the crap from everywhere north of us along the Mississippi, Red, Sabin and Ouachitau Rivers.
Like I said in another unrelated post....the urethra of the nation.

It does make for some world class fishing though.

Kinda related- I had a patient that worked for the City of New Orleans public works wastewater facility. It was rather entertaining listening to his description of all the assundry discarded items they would find in the untreated sewerage. Each one had a nickname. As this is not the OTDE I'll spare the details.
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I can't see where this one-time event is a threat to humans and the environment.

I cleanup hazmat spills for a living. A few years ago we had a truck and pup trailer loose about 9,000 gallons in the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Total panic occurred! It was Spring time and the river was flowing about 200,000 cubic feet per second. A cubic foot is about 7.48 gallons. I'm not going to do the arithmetic; I'll leave that up to BandB and his headache

Needless to say, there was nothing to remediate that day!
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Finally some justice. Montreal Mayor sentenced to sewer ...

Mayor Coderre gives a wave as he descends into the sewer - Montreal - CBC News
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And people, even cruisers complain about what a few boats with Raritan Electroscans do to the water.

Exactly what I was thinking!
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But will it affect my anchor?
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But will it affect my anchor?
Absolutely.
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Aw, man, been a long week, I read alcohol, not anchor.
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