Sunday, May 06, 2007

Peace In The Valley

A quiet Sunday in Bayview. No pile drivers incessant thump, thump, thump. Only one front end loader working at the Harbor Marina (Bayview Marina) desolately scooping trash into a dumpster. One local reported to me that the old Boat Works that had been in the repair business for over 20 years had severe pollution surrounding the site as oils and solvents had been dumped out on the ground regularly.

One wonders if the Kootenai County Building and Planning Department is aware of this, and if so, why they haven't required a core sample of the site which is, as we understand it, preparing for new construction. This alleged pollution is within 30 feet of the Lake.

My personal inspection of the site of the fish kill shows trash littering the spawning beds. large sheets of metal roofing material as well as a potpourri of pretty much all the junk one can imagine.

One hope locally is that the County, State and if necessary the Federal Governments just shut the Guy down permanently. We watch. We wait. We'll see ...

For another view on this situation go to DogwalkMusings.blogspot.com/

BREAKING NEWS: Bayviews has discovered that the sewer line from shore to the float homes at Bayview Marina was cut when old pilings were dragged out of the water back around the middle of April, allowing raw sewage to flow directly into the Lake and the spawning beds. Our understanding of this is that the repairs were just recently made, and that sewage has been leaking for days ...

5 comments:

Phil said...

Keep on them, Herb! Some people see beauty, others see dollar signs. Sad.

brentandrews said...

I'm glad you're following this, thanks, Herb.

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Word Tosser said...

Has anyone called the Health Dept.? Raw Sewerage in the lake.. what about the EPA? I sure hope someone is screaming to the right people...

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