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Old 12-16-2017, 10:12 PM   #581
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Just curious what is the history behind what were the causes to the pollution to Boston Harbor?
Combined sewer/storm drains that dumped directly into Boston Harbor and the local waterways like the Charles.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:04 AM   #582
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Yea i think I remember reading sewage and waste water was still dumped into the harbor until like the 2000s where they finally declared everything was accounted for. There were centuries old infrastructure that had to be found and sealed/diverted and not everything was as easy to account for as you would hope.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:19 AM   #583
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^^^ And they needed to build the Deer Island Treatment Plant and dig the 9.5 mile outfill tunnel.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:24 AM   #584
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The gray that you see is sewage.


The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.


The Cuyahoga River after it caught fire one day from the pollution.

In London, they suffer from 'fatbergs'. Don't read before eating.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-sewage-system

In Peabody, once upon a time there was a structure called a grease pit, which was astride the main sewer line leading to the outfall in Salem Harbor. The grease pit caught on fire, the local fire departments couldn't put the sewer fire out Only after Logan Airport responded with several crash trucks was the fire extinguished.

After they built a new sewage treatment plant in Salem (for Salem, Peabody, Marblehead, and several surrounding jurisdictions) a group of Russian engineers were given a tour. Sludge from the treatment of what flows in a sewer is dewatered by drying. The Russians asked what the chromium content of the dried sludge was. It was about as high as chromium ore. (Chromium was used in the tanning process in the Peabody leather plants.) Before the treatment plant, the chromium flowed straight into an outfall in Salem Harbor. The outfall was the prized fishing grounds for flounder, the fish feasting on what was coming out of the pipe. So for many years, all those who fished there for flounder were unwittingly poisoning themselves with a highly toxic heavy metal.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:49 AM   #585
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Boy, Boston Harbor was disgusting back then. Kudos to CLF for contributing to getting it cleaned up, it seemed that they actually cared back then. Now it appears that, while being funded by the taxpaying public, they are opposing what the public is overwhelmingly in favor of.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:59 PM   #586
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I refuse to call a lb sign or a number sign by it's third and most annoying name.

I did rip off my good friend H though. She deserves all credit.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:05 PM   #587
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Boy, Boston Harbor was disgusting back then. Kudos to CLF for contributing to getting it cleaned up, it seemed that they actually cared back then. Now it appears that, while being funded by the taxpaying public, they are opposing what the public is overwhelmingly in favor of.
Aye. Growing up a kid in the 80's our annual trip to Maine brought us through downtown Boston. Back then, you knew if it was low tide just by riding through with the windows down.

Imagine selling all those million (+) dollar homes on the waterfront then.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #588
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In London, they suffer from 'fatbergs'. Don't read before eating....

In Peabody, once upon a time there was a structure called a grease pit, which was astride the main sewer line leading to the outfall in Salem Harbor. The grease pit caught on fire......
Great info. Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:32 PM   #589
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Take this with a grain of salt but I've heard rumors that Whisky Priest is planning to close in March. Their Facebook page mentions that they will be closing for good in 2018, though i'm not able to find an exact date.

Hopefully construction will commence shortly after.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:05 AM   #590
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Take this with a grain of salt but I've heard rumors that Whisky Priest is planning to close in March. Their Facebook page mentions that they will be closing for good in 2018, though i'm not able to find an exact date.

Hopefully construction will commence shortly after.

I've heard that they are closing after St. Patty's Day and relocating to a location downtown. That will be a hell of a party on March 17th!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:07 PM   #591
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Whiskey Priest is no longer open for business on Sundays or Mondays according to a sign on their door. Step by step....goodbye
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