Saturday, February 25, 2006


Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

The vacation cruise industry is extremely profitable these days. I always assumed that they carried their waste back into port and had it disposed of expensively. Turns out, they get free dumping right in the ocean, just like they did in the 1800s. See here:
Pollution from cruise ships is a growing problem. Each day, a single cruise ship dumps an astonishing amount of pollution into our oceans, including:
  • 25,000 gallons of sewage from toilets;
  • 143,00 gallons of sewage from sinks, galleys, and showers;
  • 7 tons of garbage and chemical waste;
  • 15 gallons of toxic chemicals; and
  • 7,000 gallons of oily bilge water
Yuck! Okay, so corporate evil is pretty much everywhere. We've got to add Carnival Cruise Lines to the list.

If we're heading into the land of maritime pollution, let's not forget the NJ mob, responsible for who knows how many people left sleeping with the fish.


(sorry; am watching too many reruns of The Sopranos lately)
jvwymq == junior varsity women's curling team
Wow.. I suddenly have lost my desire to take a cruise one day...
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