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Massive raw sewage spill in Redwood Shores

Original post made on Aug 31, 2010

A ruptured underground pipe leaked about 48,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Redwood Shores Lagoon last week -- nearly 10 times the amount originally estimated, Redwood City officials said Monday evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 9:29 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by BP
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

Is the tide pushing the sewage south to Palo Alto?

Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

As people take over more and more of nature this is always going to happen.

You'd think we could come up with a better way to handle all our waste products considering how much medicines, hormones, metals, etc end up in the environment and then in animals and plants.

We need to reduce the population of the Earth.

Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm

A quick look at google earth shows that this lagoon is connected to the Belmont Slough through a tide gate. I hope "they" will not let sewage flow out of the gate into the bay.

Web Link confirms the gate.

Web Link

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I noticed my "Save the planet, kill yourself." quote has been censored. It seems even more relevant now considering some guy is thinking about killing others over his wacko environmental beliefs.

Web Link

Some of his quotes:

"stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants."

"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is,"

"Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture,"

Be careful of anyone who starts talking about reducing human population without talking about their own personal exit strategy. ;-)


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