Re: Government funds in, sewage project moving ahead (News, July 18)
So the funds have been found to perpetrate the crime.
Building a land-based sewage treatment plant is nothing less, for it uses a law intended to protect the environment to almost certainly do it harm.
There is no point in the scientists and medical health officers devoting their lives to science and medicine; more note is taken of economists.
Fifty years of research on three continents is being ignored, but it is the trashing of lives that is most sickening.
The cost-benefit is being ignored.
How many lives could be saved in medicine, or how much benefit could be accrued in education with the use of upwards of a billion dollars?
I finish with one of many quotes from my book, Victoria’s Sewage Circus. UK Royal Commission on environmental pollution, 1984: “With well-designed sewage outfalls, we believe that discharge to the sea is not only acceptable, but in cases environmentally preferable.”
Nowhere are conditions better than here.