LETTER: 'Unconscionable' not to build the best sewage plant possible

Dear Editor:

I am writing to thank the North Shore News for the July 5 front page article on the North Shore Sewage Treatment plant.

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It is so important that this issue be made public. Out of sight and out of mind, people have just assumed the new plant is being built to the latest technology.

As your editorial states, it is "unconscionable not to address this issue." Millions of dollars are going to be spent on our Lower Mainland dykes, to help restore wild fish stocks.

Yet daily from our sewage treatment plants, tons of sewage pours into our waters. The small fry that are released every year from our hatcheries don’t all make it through the toxic sludge.

Those that do are full of disease-causing toxins.

We have an expensive new wastewater plant in the process of being built, astonishingly, it is only going to give secondary treatment, which does not take these deadly chemicals out.

The technology is available to do the right thing, for this and future generations. Let's do it. It is not too late.

Maureen Bragg

North Vancouver

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