Comments on: Enjoying the Scenery http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Bath Pillow http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/#comment-8905 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:28:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=233#comment-8905 Nice beach ruined by foul smell! :(

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By: Lourdes Irizarry http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/#comment-8904 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 13:23:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=233#comment-8904 I am the former president of Rescate Playas Isabela, Inc. and currently part of our Committee for Clean Water. RPI is extremely disappointed in the lack of corrective measures and action that the Puerto Rico EPA office has provided since they arranged the forum with NUPA and RPI to meet with the community May 29th 2008. Today (August 1st, 2008) we have yet to obtain any additional information regarding the investigation they began in April 2008. We have raised a RED FLAG on the scum and foul smell coming from the facility since the last quarter of 2007. We requested the Water Treatment facilities(Secondary Treatment Plant) December 10th, 2007 through a FOIA, along with a copy of the NPDES permit and the monthly reports the facility has sent the EPA showing they are meeting the conditions of the permit. We finally got the copy of the DRAFT (the form was blank) of the permit in Feb. It was not until APRIL 22nd, 2008 that we finally got the actual copy. We did not receive the copies of the monthly reports until May 29th, the evening we held the forum. To this date we are still waiting for the LEYEND that corresponds to the reports in order to interpret them. I should add we have been following up with the Puerto Rico EPA office throughout this period of time. A week ago (after 3 follow up emails) we were told that the Water Treatment facility is working on the action plan, as stated by a judicial order, and that they (EPA) are evaluating 7 other collection systems in different municipalities which is a long and complex process. So…. we are just supposed to continue to wait while families with small children bath less than 1/4 mile from where the discharge is being poured into the Atlantic. We were expecting the EPA to react immediately, as you can see this is not the case. As far as we know the wrongful connections the EPA found to the system as still in place and we have no date or timeline, no action plan, no leyend to interpret the reports which took 5 months to get…… All we have is alot of disappointment and concern for our community and it’s visitors who unknowingly are bathing in the beaches adjacent to the treatment plant.

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By: Brenda Reyes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/#comment-8903 Mon, 28 Jul 2008 01:54:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=233#comment-8903 The source of the smell appeard to be the wrongful connection of a or various sewer discharge into the stormwater collection system. We are working with the community and the local agencies.

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By: Mary Harper http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/#comment-8902 Wed, 23 Jul 2008 23:45:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=233#comment-8902 Lovely beach, interesting story but what is the SMELL? I’m intrigued and want to know more. As a beach steward in NJ, I may be able to make use of what you discover.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2008/07/enjoying-the-scenery/#comment-8901 Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:44:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=233#comment-8901 Beautiful beach! Would love to be there right now!
Saludos.

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