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1/4 Let's play storm overflows spot the difference!

Reasons why #sewage💩pollution is a problem are varied and need a cross-govt / system-wide solution. How much has changed between past-present-future @pow_rebecca @Dunne4Ludlow @PutneyFleur? Here's how sewers started off:
2/4 Now here's our rather dismal present:

ill-conceived development / highway infrastructure doesn't properly consider water, nature or people.
Poor maintenance, bad practice all over the place and climate change exacerbating.
3/4 But! Here's an entirely possible future:

- Water-smart
- Climate resilient
- Green, healthy and nature-rich
- People-centric
- Vibrant and productive
- Minimal storm overflows
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George Gao and his band of f*ckerz wait 2 years to inform us of "the results"?

I smell more #sewage than #science, how about you?


Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the environment and animal samples of the Huanan Seafood Market…
Of course they point the finger elsewhere

"studies from different countries suggest that SARS-CoV-2 circulation preceded initial detection of cases.. Some positive samples were detected earlier than 1st case in Wuhan, suggesting circulation in other regions may have been missed"
As suspected more #sewage from George Gao

Of the 110 samples collected from sewers or sewerage wells in the market, 24 samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid. All 4 sewerage wells in the market tested positive.
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Some inaccurate claims about the #EnvironmentBill have been circulated over the weekend.

Our proposals will categorically reduce, not increase, the amount of untreated #sewage in our waters.

Here's how 👇🧵
(1/9) Picture of Meandering River Wye
There have been claims that our amendment is weaker than the one put forward by the Lords - this is incorrect.

Our amendment says that water companies must progressively reduce harm from #StormOverflows.
That means they must reduce the operation of storm overflows - plain and simple. This does not override existing law, but places an ADDITIONAL duty on companies.

Our version brings the new duty under the Water Industry Act’s powerful enforcement mechanism.
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Today Gov will vote to legalise the wholesale dumping of sewage into our rives.

Just as MPs were mislead over the cost of fixing sewage overflows, #SewageScandal #sewage environment groups have now also been mislead.
Gov were given 1 more opportunity to get this right but instead they have decided to squander in by overturning a House of Lords amendment.

Gov now want to allow water companies to dump sewage all of the time so long as they claim to be making a "progressive reduction".
That will allow water companies to legally dump sewage into our rivers on a scale that currently is illegal.

Act now. Write to you MP today and demand that at tomorrow's vote they support the House of Lords amendment.…
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On Dec 12th 2019 I cried.

Every #Tory MP who signed up to #GetBrexitDone” however utterly sh*t it was, at THAT MOMENT, sealed our fate.

Personal ambition & greed trumped any sense of public duty or responsibility.

ANYTHING @BorisJohnson wanted to do was made possible.
His wealthy backers & sycophantic MP & media facilitators rubbed their hands w/ glee, no-one could touch him now!

A man lacking any moral compass who dreamed of being king, a terrifying combination, both disastrous for the UK & lethal for many 1000s.

He simply does not care!
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From #Sewage on our beaches to the collapse of the #NHS, he does not care.

From sitting maskless & asleep beside #DavidAttenborough to departing #COP26 in a private jet, he does not care.

For the 1000s of avoidable #COVID deaths & 1000s more w/ #LongCovid, he does not care.
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The government has just u-turned, or should that be u-bent, and accepted the amendment on sewage after all, which is rather embarrassing for all the Tory MPs who have spent two days explaining why they had no choice but to vote against it.

Pressure works. Here, and in a sewer.
Never think twitter activism is a waste of time. Without all of us, this wouldn't have happened. Simple. Now let's see what they actually do. #TorySewageParty #Sewage
Disastrous day for the water companies oh well never mind. The free ride is over. #TorySewageParty #StoolBritannia
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In 1989, Thatcher privatised the water industry claiming the UK had become the "Dirty Man of Europe"

4 decades on, the govt voted to allow water companies to dump raw sewage into Britain's rivers & seas @BorisJohnson @KwasiKwarteng @RobertSyms @Jacob_Rees_Mogg @SelaineSaxby
“And we cross now live to Shit Creek where it appears that...hang on...this can’t be live footage...the PM has a paddle...we know that @BorisJohnson_MP lost his paddle ages ago!”
#SewageScandal #Sewage #ShitGate #SewageStrewnUplands #rawsewage @RobertJenrick @RishiSunak
“We could say, if it’s good enough in India, it’s good enough for here. There’s nothing to stop that.”

@Jacob_Rees_Mogg speaking in 2016 on the possibility of slashing environmental & safety regulations on imported products after Brexit.…
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Following allegations of Russian interference in our #BrexitBritain democratic processes, here’s ‘Rule Britannia’ cheekily re-imagined as a Russian romantic piece, complete with Soviet nostalgie colour scheme. 🇷🇺 🎼
#SundayThoughts #music #piano #sundayvibes #musicislife
I love the #StoolBritannia hashtag. 😂💩
There is possibly a series of Soviet treatments of popular #flagshagger 🇬🇧 tunes to be done actually.
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Generally speaking #infrastructure is defined as the basic #physical systems of any #business, #region, or that of any #nation... including #transportation systems, #communication #networks, #sewage, #water supply & #electrical #grid systems. #BuildBackBetter #logistics #stimulus
Various types of #infrastructure #construction based projects typically drive the bulk of conversations amongst those of us vested in the arduous process of "progress" moving forward.
#Highway improvement, #street & #road maintenance & #bridge building commonly take center stage.
Mass #transit, #airport & #airways, #municipal #WaterSupply, #waste management along with waste #Water #management,
#power generation & #transmission, #HazardousWaste removal & #storage ALL must be considered while addressing basic underlying societal frameworks. #sustainability
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/27/2021…
Pianist Plays Classical Music to Comfort Rescued Blind Elephants…

#ClassicalMusic #elephants AbusedAnimals #ComfortCare
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Senate A&R now amending a bill to apparently again make the highly ineffective and expensive film tax credit refundable at a cost of $75 million a year, giving away a massive amount of money on an idea that was never given a public hearing or introduced as a bill. #sewage
In addition, Kentucky will be required to refund federal aid equal to the cost of all tax cuts and tax breaks like the film tax credit because of the new provisions of the American Rescue Plan. A double hit to our budget. #kyga21
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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‘Rain, rain, go away…’… ( by Late. Ardeshir Cowasjee) Two inches of rain paralyses #Karachi #Hyderabad or #Lahore or #Faisalabad 👇

#karachirain #KarachiRains #StormWaterDrain #Garbage #Sewerage #Sewage #Encroachment #Karachi #LandMafia #Karachi Image
Mustafa Kamal ‘inspecting,’ i.e. standing waist-deep in the 2.8 kilometre storm water drain that is to run from Clifton Bridge to the Nahr-e-Khayyam.

#karachirain #KarachiRains #StormWaterDrain #Garbage #Sewerage #Sewage #Encroachment #LandMafia ImageImage
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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“We don’t need to wait and wonder where it will break next” -
Full house here listening to #FortLauderdale City Mgr preview plan to staunch #sewage spills, replace aging, eroded pipes ...
It involved 7-1/2 miles of pipe installed in the next 16-18 months.
Reminder of city’s tally revealed Monday:
126,877,295 gallons of sewage spilled (and pumped) into waters and Fort Lauderdale neighborhood streets because of six different pipe ruptures in the last month👇🏼
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Focus of the fix will be the big sewer main - they call it the spine -
In the last 24 hours, Fort Lauderdale City Mgr Chris Lagenbloom contracted to replace it.
“We’ve got to get out of the mindset of replacing 20 feet at a time...”
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A taste of how @narendramodi is putting systems into place to ensure a better future for #India & preserve the #environment . #ModiFor2019
Have just come back after taking a round of a large #sewage treatment plant of a facility that's going under live monitoring
The @PMOIndia ,@moefcc ,@CPCB_OFFICIAL & other statutory bodies have begun work on a massive interconnected net of sensors that will measure & monitor wastewater being generated & treated at all large commercial & industrial units in #India. 2/n
This system is designed to ensure no large #industry or facility can release untreated #sewage & harm the #environment.
The readings from the sensors will be monitored live at 7 locations including the @PMOIndia .
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