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Attention, POTUS: Mexico Is Now Literally Sending Their S**t Here

Friday, March 3, 2017 18:43
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For 17 days in February, millions of gallons of raw sewage
flowed into the Tijuana River in Baja California, then into the
Pacific Ocean, contaminating beaches in southern San Diego County –
and it looks like Mexican authorities intentionally allowed it to
happen.

Officials estimate that over 143 million gallons of sewage were
discharged into the river while repairs to a sewer pipe were
underway.

“This was like a tsunami,” said "http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/topic/san-diego-county/imperial-beach-SDCT0008-topic.html"
id="SDCT0008" name="SDCT0008" target="_blank" title=
"Imperial Beach">Imperial Beach
Mayor Serge Dedina, who said he
tried to get answers from officials on both sides of the
border for more than a week with no response.

“It saves (the Mexican agencies) a lot of money in pumping
costs, and ultimately, they can get away with it and do it all the
time, just on a much smaller scale.”

The Mexican government did not warn US officials of the
impending repairs, or that an ongoing spill occurred, until
repeated inquiries by US officials. Residents along the coast
complained of a foul odor for weeks, prompting those inquiries of
the Mexican government.

Angry San Diego County residents packed a target="_blank" href="/r2/?url=http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/sd-me-spill-meeting-20170301-story.html"
target="_blank">public hearing
on the matter, telling officials
about the harm already being caused to people on this side of the
border:

Once residents had settled down, several elected officials
spoke, including Carlsbad City Councilwoman Cori Schumacher, who
said she drove two hours to attend the meeting. As a former
resident of South County, she said the issue was very important to
her.

“My cousin surfed the Tijuana Sloughs and nearly lost his eye
because bacteria crept into his optic nerve and nearly ate away at
it, and also ate away at his skull and nearly got to his brain,”
she told the crowd. “So what you’re talking about here has very
large personal relevance to me.

So the Mexican officials, when faced with the conundrum of
deciding how to deal with raw sewage during repairs, basically
shrugged their shoulders and said, “Meh, send it downstream… let
the Americans handle it”? Nice.

I think I speak for quite a few Californians when I say we are
fed up with dealing with Mexico’s problems. Time to grow up and
start adulting, Mexican government.

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