San Diego Union Tribune: Calls mount for investigation into massive Tijuana River sewage spill
Lawmakers, regulators and environmental groups in San Diego County are calling on federal officials to investigate a massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River that some people believe Mexico may have intentionally caused and then refused to explain much about it.
Mexican authorities have yet to give a full accounting of how, without advance notice, an estimated 143 million gallons of effluent spewed into the river during 17 days that ended on Feb. 23. The pollution flowed into South County and has continued to contaminate beaches as far north as Coronado. Signs posted along that entire stretch of coastline urge people to stay out of the water because toxins in the sewage can sicken or kill swimmers.
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WNU Editor: People are getting pissed-off .... Mexico's sewage warfare (Monica Showalter, American Interest). Personally .... I can never understand Mexico. From wanting its citizens to leave (and not wanting them to come back) .... to how they manage their economy/political system/and social systems .... it has always been the same story with Mexico. But the environment .... or how they have mismanaged (and are still mismanaging) their environment .... is what has always caught my eye. When you leave the clean environment of their tourist hot spots .... no words can describe how messed up everything is. That is why I am not surprised by the above San Diego Union Tribune story .... but what is making me laugh is that these U.S. officials are surprised that Mexico actually went ahead and this. Duhhhh!!!! ... visit Mexico more often.