Massive sewage spill on the ohio

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by RisenDevil, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    Approximately 8 million gallons of raw sewage was dumped into the Ohio river yesterday. Here's a link with the news story http://www.wlky.com/news/21587640/detail.html

    Just thought everyone should know who fishes on or lives along the Ohio River.:eek:oooh::angry::sad2:
     
  2. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    thank God i am upriver! I realize that some things happen by accident but when it comes to the sanitation department, accidents seems to follow regularly.....:angry:. Oh and I would think Louisvilles sanitation bill should go down for a bit because they are no longer treating the water before dumping it into the river.
     

  3. Ducati Monster

    Ducati Monster New Member

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    Guess I'm hunting this weekend... :confused2:
     
  4. festus

    festus New Member

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    :confused2:Stuff similar to this happens quite a bit and is never reported to the public. Sometimes during periods of heavy rains, municipalities will bypass their lift stations and dump sewage straight into a stream. But this sewage is really watered down from all the rain, but nonetheless, it's still sewage. It's either that, or infiltrate their main plant, either option isn't good. Just a fact of life. :eek:oooh:
     
  5. catfishingricky

    catfishingricky Member

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    thats is the area i fish i guess i will find out this weekend what it does for the fishing
     
  6. MILLDOG

    MILLDOG New Member

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    You all becareful down there around the big spill,, could cause a lot of medical problems,, if you get it on you,, stay safe..
     
  7. Ducati Monster

    Ducati Monster New Member

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    Yeah, they said on the news to avoid contact with the river down stream of the spill.
     
  8. o'boro cat hunter

    o'boro cat hunter New Member

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    Will this sh## float all the way down to Owensboro??????:angry::angry::angry:
     
  9. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    They announced on the same news channel as the link I posted that you shouldn't take any fish for at least a week and no swimming for at least three days. They also said that every environmental agency that is supposed to be notified has been.
     
  10. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    Yes indeed it will
     
  11. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    It sounds to me that the fish and the fishermen will both be full of SH*T,,,,:smile2::smile2:
     
  12. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    This makes news, but you really do not want to know how often smaller spills take place.

    Think every good rain, and more.

    One treatment plant on the Gdotte R. here in WV loses tens of thousands of gallons a year on average from equipment failure.

    The City of Huntington WV still has storm and septic sewers as one line. A right good rain causing an overload of the system,,, and guess where the overload goes....

    Multiply that by all the cities, towns, villages, piss-poor septic tanks, who have the same situation,, and like I said,,,, you don't really want to know.


    Some folks say we have done plenty to stop pollution,,, it costs too much,,,,truth is, we have a very long way to go to even stop the most basic of pollution.
     
  13. oldheavyd

    oldheavyd New Member

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    Its a tragedy to see something like this happen. But take it from me it wont have much effect on the river like some think. It will be broke down to nothing in no time.
     
  14. varmint_sniper

    varmint_sniper New Member

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    wow hope it dont hurt the fishery? and i bet someone is gonna get a big a$$ fine for this screw up
     
  15. RisenDevil

    RisenDevil New Member

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    I understand and respect that opinion but this isn't 10's of thousands every now and again. This was 8 million in one day. 10's of thousands is typical of any large river city in the rainy seasons with routine flooding. Sad but routine.
     
  16. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    Lets look at the facts here,as long as the fines for pollution like this are lower than the treatment cost these "accidents" will continue. It seems these "accidental" spills occur during heavy rains when most people are not out where the spill can be seen and is probably diluted and gone without the place the spill originated from getting caught,or having enough rainwater runoff so the spill cannot be traced directly back to them.

    8 million gallons probably an accident,the 10 thousand here 20 thousand there spills that happen every day in this country add up to way more than 8 million and alot of these are purposly done to avoid paying the treatment cost,it's not just raw human waste either,it's waste from livestock,waste from industrial plants,and dirty water from many different sources that pollute or lakes and rivers.

    I have worked at places where we had spills,the bosses were not concerned with the 50 thousand dollar fine,they were estatic that they wouldn't have to pay the 200,000 dollar waste removal and storage fees.
     
  17. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Now ain't that just a sh!++y situation??? and the sad part of it is they don't give a sn!t how much went in. I'll bet truth be known there was more spilled than they reported!!!:angry:
     
  18. brian88b

    brian88b Member

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    Just when I thought I had a HAWG and dang it only to pull in a LOG, smelly one, lol. Yeah glad I fish upriver from it was actually fishing the night it happened.
     
  19. beespringer

    beespringer New Member

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    All them turds floatin around should have em fat and sassy:cool2: