Walking through Marina Park yesterday. This site brought to mind this story from earlier this year about how the Great Lakes are struggling with micro fibre pollution.
Then there was the CBC article about fascial scrubs and toothpaste are polluting the Great Lakes with plastic micro balls.
Lake Superior is the source of our drinking water so I thought the City of Thunder Bay might be concerned about what debris is being allowed to enter that source. Not the case.
For a couple of years now, I have seen construction debris floating around the marina. Yes, I am sure someone eventually picks up the big stuff that is still hanging around once the ice melts. I am also sure that someone will not be the contractor whose operations all that shit originated. But what of the plastics?
Much of that floating debris is foam insulation. All those white dots you see in the photographs are foam particles. All last year, foam insulation has been blowing around the waterfront like snow. All coming from the construction site. That can’t be good. (see previous posts here, here and here)
Apparently, the City of Thunder Bay put zero restrictions on the contractor as far as dust and garbage entering the park goes. Not really surprising as all construction sites in the city are dust bowls at one time or another. No restrictions on contractors to control dust. None.
Another example of how little Thunder Bay City Hall cares about the cleanliness of this city. All they care about contractors and developers and making sure they are as happy as possible. Cleaning up their mess? That is our job..the taxpayer.
Note…if you continue on you will be exposed to obscenities…..FYI
George will sum up this municipal policy in a few carefully chosen words..