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    Im pretty sure this is a conflict.

    Apparently the Ganges is 12,000 times more toxic that the permissible levels for bathing.
    Im not some tree hugger as I do not believe in Anthropogenic global warming but pumping this amount of chemicals into the rivers has got to stop.
    I can explain it to you, but I cant understand it for you.

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    Well, from this webpage
    https://www.springfieldspringfield.c...episode=s01e02

    Water and sanitation remains a colossal issue in India, up to 600 million people here don't have access to a toilet.
    One study discovered the bacteria from sewage in the Ganges was 12,000 times permissible levels for bathing.
    The Ganges and other Indian rivers are horrifically polluted and successive Indian governments have failed to clean them up.


    So it's sewage you are talking about, and the sea breaks that down pretty quickly. If people want to swim in that river, they ought to know about the risks before jumping in. I think they do, but they bathe anyway as the river has some holy meaning for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post


    So it's sewage you are talking about, and the sea breaks that down pretty quickly.

    Actually it doesn't which is why so much money has been spent on treating sewage in the UK before it is discharged to sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    Actually it doesn't which is why so much money has been spent on treating sewage in the UK before it is discharged to sea.
    I'm sure you'd argue black is white. The reason we don't want it discharged into the sea is that it affects the beaches. How much sewage would you find in the middle of the Atlantic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I'm sure you'd argue black is white.

    Not at all, untreated sewage does not just disperse, because of what else is in it besides poo and wee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I'm sure you'd argue black is white. The reason we don't want it discharged into the sea is that it affects the beaches. How much sewage would you find in the middle of the Atlantic?
    http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Po-...Chemicals.html

    In deep water I don't know

    As a scuba diver I know only too well about coastal waters

    The impact the excessive nutrients and lowering of marine oxygen levels CAN becseen miles out where currents fail to disperse the stuff, and sludge dumping does not help...
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    Jeremy Wade, he of "River Monsters" fame, did a series called "Mighty Rivers" where he followed the Ganges from mouth to (supposed) source.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6o8zrv

    Well worth a watch, at least, I enjoyed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boggart View Post
    Jeremy Wade, he of "River Monsters" fame, did a series called "Mighty Rivers" where he followed the Ganges from mouth to (supposed) source.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6o8zrv

    Well worth a watch, at least, I enjoyed it.
    love watching his programmes boggy .

    quite a well respected biologist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnofgwent View Post

    The impact the excessive nutrients and lowering of marine oxygen levels CAN becseen miles out where currents fail to disperse the stuff, and sludge dumping does not help...

    Where I live during some analysing of just what was coming out of sewerage outlets to the sea, some chemicals were found that only have one use in an area with no industry discharging into the sewers. Precursors for the manufacture of illegal drugs. By a process of elimination by taking samples further up the pipe the drugs "factory" was found.

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