URGENT HELP NEEDED IN DISCOVERY BAY TODAY, TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND

Posted on July 26th, 2012 in Beach Clean-up,DB Green Matters,Events,Recycling by Angie Bucu

URGENT HELP NEEDED IN DISCOVERY BAY TODAY, TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND.
A massive spill of pre production plastic pellets (nurdles) that have washed up on Sam Pak Wan in the North Plaza and an immediate widespread environmental beach cleanup is needed to prevent toxic contamination of the South China Sea from this plastic pellet spill. The weight of these is pellets is 750kg which is both contained and uncontained in 30 bags on the beach. This equates to at least 30 million individual pieces of plastic which has far reaching implications.

Once in the waterways these plastic pieces are impossible to remove and the plastic pellets act as a sponge to soak up Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are industrial chemicals or pesticides. POPs are highly toxic chemicals that can cause an array of adverse effects in humans such as cancer, reproductive disorders and disruption to the immune and endocrine systems. The easiest and most common way for these nurdles and therefore POPs to get into the food chain is to be mistaken as fish eggs and eaten by marine life.

Tracey is in contact with various government departments, DB management and the culprit manufacturing company (SINOPEC), however we need community help NOW before this does turn into an environmental disaster for our community.

COME DOWN ANY TIME YOU CAN, WE PLAN TO LEAVE BAGS, GLOVES AND TOOLS AT THE BEACH SO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP AT ANY TIME CAN DO SO.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE
THANK YOU

http://journeytotheplasticocean.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/typhoon-vicente-aftermath/

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