Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Former Leper Colony Healthiest Spot on Buzzard's Bay

According to this report from the Coalition for Buzzards Bay, . "... Nitrogen pollution from septic systems, inadequately treated wastewater, poorly-planned watershed development, and the use of fossil fuels and fertilizers" have all contributed to the ill-health of my local waterways. "Red" is bad and "blue" is "good." (Clicking the chart will bring you to the report, where you may click again to actually read a larger chart.)

On the other hand, Penikese Island, site of a "retreat" for early-Twentieth Century sufferers of Hansen's disease, seems to be doing okay. Not as well as it was in 2002, but I don't blame the reform school housed there now. The students are actually pretty good stewards.

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