Occupy Lake Champlain - Vermont - New...

Occupy Lake Champlain - Vermont - New York - Canada

There are 2 comments on the Indybay.org story from Nov 27, 2011, titled Occupy Lake Champlain - Vermont - New York - Canada. In it, Indybay.org reports that:

VERMONT IS THE ONLY STATE THAT ALLOWS TREATED SEWAGE TO BE DUMPED INTO ITS MAIN WATER RESERVOIR, LAKE CHAMPLAIN.

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OCCUPY LAKE CHAMPLAIN

Newport, NH

#1 Nov 28, 2011
"OCCUPY LAKE CHAMPLAIN"

WHY?

BECAUSE THE RICH PEOPLE IN VERMONT
DRINK BOTTLED SPRING WATER,
WHILE
1/3 OF VERMONTERS DRAW THEIR
DRINKING WATER FROM LAKE CHAMPLAIN WATER
WHICH HAS DOZENS OF SEWAGE TREATMENT
PLANTS DUMPING TREATED SEWAGE INTO IT.

ALL OF THE CHEMICAL TREATMENTS INCREASE
THE INCIDENT RISKS OF CANCER.

THIS IS DISGUSTING.

"OCCUPY LAKE CHAMPLAIN"
AND TAKE IT BACK TO NATURE
FOR THE POOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE
NO OTHER SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER.

PLEASE SIGN MY NEW LAKE CHAMPLAIN
DRINKING WATER QUALITY
online "We the People" White House petition:

http://wh.gov/jwh

From: Whitehouse.gov [info@messages.whitehouse.gov]
Sent: 11/26/2011 11:36:07 AM

You now have 30 days to get 25,000 signatures in order for your petition to
be reviewed by the White House. Until your petition has 150 signatures, it
will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly
viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People:

http://wh.gov/jwh

NEW LAKE CHAMPLAIN DRINKING WATER QUALITY PETITION:

1/3 of Vermonters draw their drinking water from Lake Champlain so dumping
treated sewage into it should be prohibited.

1/3 of Vermont residents draw their drinking water from Lake Champlain, while
simultaneously dozens of sewage treatment plants in VT, New York and Canada
dump treated sewage into the peoples' drinking water. The use of
chemicals raises the incident risks of cancer. Thousands of motor boats are
licensed on Lake Champlain and they drip drops of oil and gas into the
peoples' drinking water. Hunters shooting ducks and geese with rifles
drop bullets into Lake Champlain, polluting the peoples' drinking water.

Lake Champlain ferries could be run by solar power and horse power.
Vacationers and Sportsmen could use kayaks, canoes and row boats, and bows
and arrows. Why is Vermont the only State where the peoples' drinking
water is allowed to be seriously and willfully and intentionally polluted?

Please click & sign this petition now! http://wh.gov/jwh

ps. the next time mega-millionaire Governor Peter Shumlin
or any members of the VT State Legislature
ask for bottled spring water,
tell them to take a hike to Lake Champlain and drink that!

THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST DISPARITIES BETWEEN RICH AND POOR IN VERMONT.
Remember, the poor cannot afford bottled water right now, so they won't be able to afford
it in the future.

PLEASE CLICK & SIGN THIS PETITION NOW TO RE-ROUTE TREATED SEWAGE
AWAY FROM LAKE CHAMPLAIN.
http://wh.gov/jwh
tom simkins

Willsboro, NY

#2 May 3, 2012
The sewage dumping is indeed tragic. A few years ago I saw an extremely large pipe floating - I'd guess it to be 10 ft diameter - extending from shore out past the end of the breakwater. This had to be a sewage conduit into the lake. I don't know why it was floating and I doubt if the public was meant to see it. Days later it was submerged. I suspect that Plattsburgh has one of these discharge pipes also.
I think a bold statement is needed. How about selling T-shirts with a cartoonist's depiction of the Burlington and Plattsburgh sewer pipes connected end to end in the middle of the lake.
Caption: "The Final Solution"
I'm serious.
tess3241@yahoo.com

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