Aircraft Discharge Approved in Protected Waters

Picture of sick earth

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will change the 1972 National Maritime Sanctuaries Act law which was created to protect “significant waters” and to protect historical shipwrecks and aquatic species. This changing of the law will allow Coast Guard Vessels & Aircraft to dump untreated vessel sewage and graywater in the protected waters of the “Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS).

The National Marine Sanctuary System includes over a dozen water sanctuary areas spanning more than 150k miles of waters that crisscross around many states. Untreated sewage and graywater have been known to reduce or dissolve oxygen within water. As the untreated sewage decomposes, it requires oxygen to make this transition thus extracting it from the local waters; this process is referred to as “biological oxygen demand” and can devastate whole ecosystems if enough raw sewage and graywater is discharged from the National Guard Vessels & Aircraft.

As a no named family was vacationing on their rental yacht, the young son in the group said Mom/Dad look, it looks like poop dropping from that plane. Mom, interrupted saying that’s not a good thing to say, adding you’re grounded for that young man. When the boy said Mom, you don’t understand. She responded you’re right, when I was your age I didn’t speak like that to my parents. Annoyed, the boy said Mom I was being polite, let me clarify, there’s shit dropping from the sky. Dad jumped in, honey go inside there’s shit falling all over the place, look out for the brown turds of mass destruction.

More can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0140-0001 and at https://farallones.noaa.gov/about/ and at https://cordellbank.noaa.gov/about/