“Ive seen a map that shows you exactly how the river systems in the United States look like.. They weren’t these skinny lines like veins, but something much more comprehensive. And with all these major waterways under the dares of 34 state drilling campaigns, I wondered just how extensive the damage would be if this continued for much longer.” (Josh Fox, Gasland, 2010). The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering the thruth behind the ongoing and future contamination threats to rivers, streams, water wells etc… A must see. For more information visit the Movie Website HERE.
Although Puerto Rico has operational & modern water treatment plants, the issues created by combined sewer overflows during rains (and frequent storm events) turn the island into an outdated and inefficient country with the illusion of modernity. There are more than 19,900 annual reports of sewage wastewater overflows in the island… all of them delivering liquid waste discharge into rivers, streams and onto public beaches and coasts. Visit the article titled “Decades of Disaster in AAA” to learn more. Published by the Puerto Rican Newspaper: El Nuevo Dia | Link to article HERE | Written by: Hernan Padilla