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Photo: Wessex Water/GENeco. Bio-Bus, UK?s First Poo-Powered Transport Service Bus splashes down the road.

Photo: Wessex Water/GENeco.
Bio-Bus, UK?s First Poo-Powered Transport Service Bus splashes down the road.

All Aboard the Poo Bus! Ding Ding, Route Number Two Departing

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Questions for Farmers, Ctd

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Farmers always get sooky when they are called bludging ratbags for wanting a free right to pollute, and not to pay the full cost their business incurs. I want to explore why this is, and give farmers a chance to defend their bludging.

One of the most perplexing parts of this bludging is the ?Two wrong make a Right? bludge. Farmers always come back with town sewerage pollutes waterways too ? and that means they should be allowed to pollute.? Read more »

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This is what you get when you have a dodgy ratbag for a Mayor

Aldo Miccio is a ratbag local politician and he has featured in more than a few posts here at Whaleoil.

The other day there was the news that the Council was spilling raw sewage into the ocean and now it has happened again.

Following?Sunday’s sewage leak?that saw 15,000 cubic metres discharged into the Nelson Haven, the city council has confirmed another spill yesterday afternoon.

A further break in the Atawhai Drive sewer main was discovered at 1.20pm near Miyazu Gardens and Whakatu Marae.

It is not known at this stage whether the cause of the two leaks are related. The cause of the leak will be determined once repairs are complete.

Miyazu Gardens remains open as normal and there is no danger to the public.? Read more »

Why are Aggies so Thick?

Just to show that National do not have a monopoly on an inability to deal with the facts, Labour Party Agriculture spokesman Damien O?Connor now reckons that town sewerage plants are worse than farming.

Labour MP Damien O’Connor says farmers should not be the only ones held accountable for the pollution of rivers.

Mr O’Connor, Labour’s primary industries spokesman, said the public needed to be more aware that city and district councils’ wastewater treatment plants were more detrimental to the health of rivers than farmers were.

“In the past few years farmers have cleaned up their act incredibly. Now it’s time for the rest of the country to do the same.”

This is a big let down from Damien, who was so right on the gaggle of gays and self serving unionists. He has pulled this statement straight out his arse. Let’s just repeat his incredibly stupid statement for posterity.

Mr O’Connor, Labour’s primary industries spokesman, said the public needed to be more aware that city and district councils’ wastewater treatment plants were more detrimental to the health of rivers than farmers were.

A simple check of the facts, direct from Horizons, would show Damien that he needs to engage his brain before talking or he will get shown to be a bone headed clod hopper.

The sources of this enrichment are diffuse nutrient runoff from agricultural land use (80% of DRP and 98% of SIN are non point sourced) (McArthur, 2009), urban sewage discharges and industrial wastewater discharges (McArthur, 2009).

This comes from evidence presented by Horizons in the One Plan case, and obviously Damien hasn?t read it. In the event Damien is a bit slow with maths, 80% and 98% are really big numbers that are not possible to count even if you have your shoes off and your zip down.

When it says 80% and 98% come from non point source, the most the council sewerage treatment plants could be creating is 20% and 2% – or bugger all in the broad context. A smarter politician would have prepared properly, and realised what the actual numbers were, rather than making up a load of bullshit.

I believe in evidence, not making shit up. Damien O?Connor has had a shocker and probably should wear a dunce hat for a few days.

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