Civil association says Bacalar lagoon contaminated by sewage

first_imgThe civil organization Agua Clara Bacalar says there are areas unfit for recreational use in the Bacalar lagoon due to high levels of contamination from sewage discharge. They say the discharge is due to the lack of proper drainage systems.Its operational director Marco Jericó Nava Martínez says that the lagoon of the seven colors, as it is also known, is undergoing an alteration with the addition of a greenish color appearing on the banks. He says the residue is particularity noticeable around the Commission of Drinking water and Sewage station.“There is an evident impact on the water quality of the lagoon, especially during the rainy season. We have detected, according to our monitoring indicators, E coli, a bacterium that serves as an indicator if water is affected by sewage discharge.”He pointed out that as an association, they maintain a monitoring of 15 points in the lagoon and have found certain areas such as the ecological park, unsuitable for swimming due to fecal waste.“We have about 8 monitoring points just in the lagoon. Specialists from the South Border College (Ecosur) have found similar results, especially when there is a high amount of rain,” he added.He affirmed that three main factors that affect water quality have been identified, namely the lack of a drainage system, agricultural practices, especially in the Mennonite area as well as the deficient management of solid waste.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Weve read the calls to cut Daryl Washington You

first_imgWe’ve read the calls to cut Daryl Washington. You can find them here and here.We’ve also read why now is clearly not the time to do so.We all understand that “Next Man Up” is, A) the new sports cliché (mercifully replacing “It is what it is”) and B) certainly applies in this circumstance.The fundamental problem here is that the Cardinals must now replace their most irreplaceable player. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Quick, name a player more valuable than Washington. Patrick Peterson? Calais Campbell? Larry Fitzgerald? Carson Palmer? If I were making a Guys-I-Can’t-Lose list, Daryl Washington would be at the top. It’s not meant as a slight to anyone else on the field. Football teams fail and succeed because of the collective effort, not the individual. Players work in concert with each other to make plays and win games. Yet I’m not certain there is another player on this roster whose absence affects that roster more than Washington. Speed. Instincts. Versatility. You just don’t have anything close in terms of an in-house or out-house solution to replicate that. ESPN Stats and Info points out that Washington is the only player in the NFL with 300 tackles and 15 sacks over the last three seasons. To compensate, the Cardinals might have to undergo a minor reinvention. The key to winning football games in Washington’s absence won’t fall on the recently-signed Ernie Sims. Or Larry Foote or Kevin Minter. It will fall on Palmer and Fitz. Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Palmer was quick to point out that the Cardinals’ defense carried this team last year and now it was time for a little quid pro quo. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The defense still has plenty of impact football players. But without the guy in the middle (literally and figuratively), the very identity of this team has to change. last_img read more

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