PM Marlin: “People should be concerned about raw sewage into lag oon”

POSTED: 04/1/16 11:48 AM

St. Maarten News – “There are 28 locations of drainage where raw sewage is going into the Simpson Bay Lagoon every day,” prime Minister William Marlin said yesterday in response to questions about the controversial decisions to fill in 60,000 square meters of the lagoon for the construction of a joint Dutch/French sewage treatment plant. “People should be concerned about the raw sewage that is going into the lagoon every day.”

The Nature Foundation has researched the plans for the plant and issued a negative advice, mainly because of the impact filling in the lagoon would have on eco systems.

Others have strongly objected to filling in yet another part of the lagoon, saying that over the years already more than one third of it has been filled in.

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