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Please help the folks who did the tree-sit last summer pay their fines to avoid jail time. All money collected will go directly to pay these fines. To learn more about the tree sit please visit protect the peaks and also AZ Republic

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Jul 22
Jul 22

What's in the Wastewater?

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Snowbowl and the US Forest Service want to make more money from their ski resort by making fake snow using treated sewage effluent. This effluent is the water you go to the bathroom in. The Forest Service did an environmental impact analysis of the water before giving a green light to this project. They published their findings in an Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). They know that this treated sewage effluent contains some pretty dangerous stuff, but they did not study what will happen when we come in contact with the wastewater snow. We have held the project up for more than five years with a court case that has reached the doors of the Supreme Court. And we will continue this fight until we prevail.

Basically, there are two general classes that use the water system to dispose of waste; Toilet Users and Industry. Toilet Users excrete all sorts of Personal Care Products and Pharmaceuticals (PPCP) and human pathogens into our waterways. While Industry creates waste of all kinds and mixes it in with our poo. It is important to note that industries such as pharmaceutical companies and hospitals are matching the Toilet Users total excretion of PPCP's and pathogens. Below you will find some handy charts of some of the things excreted into our waterways.

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  • INDUSTRIAL WASTE

    POSSIBLE CONTENTS | HEALTH RISKS | DOCUMENTATION
  • PHARMACEUTICALS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

    POSSIBLE CONTENTS | HEALTH RISKS | DOCUMENTATION



SNOWBOWL EMPLOYEES WILL POTENTIALLY BE PLACED AT GREATEST RISK DUE TO PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO CONTAMINANTS IN WASTEWATER SNOW AND GREATER POTENTIAL FOR INHALATION

Written by Rudy Preston