Scientists picked for their knowledge

Capital Regional District demonstrating that it knows better than people trained to monitor outfalls

The medical health officers, university biologists and oceanographers who were given the job of monitoring the Greater Victoria sewage outfalls were selected because they would know best.

The Capital Regional District plans to spend nearly $1 billion based on the notion that they know better.

As both an American and British study have determined that long sewage outfalls can protect the sea better than land-based treatment, it follows that once the plant is built, the best way to protect the environment would be to shut it down and go back to the long outfalls.

A ludicrous position but precisely true.

Ted Dew-Jones

Saanich