Okay, let me be more precise with regard to what is being infused into our park’s lakes and irrigation systems. For lack of a better word, let me just use “greywater.”
Thanks to DenverDirect for posting to YouTube the below video. Toward the end of the video you’ll see a representative from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center who articulates what I’ve been thinking about since hearing 20,000 to 50,000 young folk will be utilizing a large portion of City Park for their “teach in” during the Democratic National Convention.
See, Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation–during the tenure of Kim Bailey as Manager of that department–made the decision to infuse the lakes and fountains with, as noted in the video, partially treated sewage sludge. (Greywater) Parks is also irrigating the grounds of City Park with the same, um, stinky flotsam. (Greywater)
Now, we do know that this decision by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation has resulted in the horrible deaths of ducks and other critters who come in contact with the nefarious effects of this tainted greywater. The question, then, is what will the kids who hang out in City Park during the DNC go home with? How will the close proximity and even contact with this tainted greywater affect the Tent State kids? I don’t know. But, I do wonder… This link, once again from DenverDirect, provides the evidence of what partially treated sewage sludge–greywater– (much of it purported to come from the Lowry Landfill Superfund site) will do to bodies of water. Or, indeed, the bodies of the young’uns participating in the Tent State experience?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Is there liability for the City here? If the kid’s start losing their toes and hair when they head back to wherever they came from, what will the consequences of that be?
Don’t know. But, it is something to think about.
Tent State at SCPNA Meeting