Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Scum Bags

 

Ecostiera published an alarming article showing a video of untreated sewerage being poured directly into the water adjacent to the Marina Grande at Sorrento.  So far in thirty days there have been ten official complaints from ecological movements as it seems to be an occurance which dates from the end of April .

Locals reported large bands of malodorous scum floating along the water’s edge. It’s not a new phenomenon to the area, but the usual response of those who give ‘the tides’ the blame, according to the ecological authorities, just doesn’t hold in 90% of the cases. This is not the only case where the sewerage plants don’t function correctly on the Sorrentine Peninsula.  There have been complaints in at least seven other fractions of Sorrento all along the Coast.

The Blue Flag attributed to Positano’s waters year after year for cleanliness becomes farcical on the days where scum and rubbish float together as one.  I cannot understand why they are awarded the flag, when EVERY year  the water is like this!   Come June/July  and there may be weeks where you can’t put a toe in the water.  This is what I saw last year.   And Sorrento is just around the corner.

To see a video on the reality of Italy doesn’t reassure me for this summer.

9 comments:

katerinafiore said...

This is just aweful! I saw water like that in Livorno for other obvious reasons, with the ships coming in there and all.

lakeviewer said...

Even if waters are treated before effluence, currents and marine changes may affect bacteria levels at the outflow. Thus, we all need to heed health department warning about swimming and fishing around water runoffs.

Chef Chuck said...

Not good, They should get the brown flag!! :(

erynchandler said...

this is such a shame. hearing that and seeing those images make me so sad.

why is humanity so irresponsible?

erynchandler said...

this is such a shame. hearing that and seeing those images make me so sad.

why is humanity so irresponsible?

LaDue & Crew said...

Oh that is awful! I don't understand~ one does not have to be an ecological/ recycling maniac to see that we are slowing killing ourselves by polluting this way! So very sad!

Delwyn said...

Hi there

'noice'

Happy Days

Rowena... said...

Ugh...I just received an email from a blogger who is anticipating a visit to Sorrento. I hope she doesn't like to swim.

Elra said...

That's really a pity! Is this what our future generation will inherit?