Millions of gallons of raw sewage are coming into America from Mexico. How did politicians “fix” it? A bucket of chlorine tabs.
It’s all about the environment. Global warming is everything to the left.
In fact, Time Magazine made great Thunberg its Person of The Year. Why? Because she skipped school and yelled at people at the U.N. But she did it in the name of climate change and the environment, because, well…global warming and stuff.
The left and the mainstream media really care about the topic. So much so that it is a bigger crisis, according to them, than the issues we have with illegal immigrants flowing over our open Southern border.
Except, in just one more example of their hypocrisy, they don’t actually care about climate change and the environment. And ironically, it is something that is flowing across the border from Mexico that proves it. But it isn’t immigrants.
It’s raw sewage. And it has been going on for years, and the left and their media minions are completely silent on the topic.
Before we get into the details, I want to point out that a simple Google search reveals that news coverage started in 2017 of the issue, yet all the coverage came from Fox News and local newspapers and TV stations. Not a single other mainstream media source has picked up the story.
CNN? Nope. MSNBC? Huh uh. ABC? NBC? CBS? No. Nada. Nothing. None of them have touched the story.
But they cannot wait to put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the cover of all their publications pretending to cry and be overwhelmed by the sight of an empty parking lot, while claiming it was a yard full of children in cages.
So, what about this raw sewage?
We recently had eyes on the border between Arizona and Mexico and were given a tour by Art Del Cueto, the President of the Arizona Border Patrol Union. We can safely say that the human waste being dumped into the southern US is a very big deal.
A broken down Mexican sewage treatment plant has been dumping raw sewage into a wash that flows into Arizona. It’s a smelly situation that now threatens the area’s water supply.
Officials with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality are warning local residents that raw sewage is flowing into a tunnel under the international border, which transports stormwater from Naco, Sonora, to Naco, Arizona.
The sanitary sewer overflow originates in Nogales, Mexico, and is exiting the tunnel about one mile north of the international border, dumping it into the Nogales Wash, said a news release from the state’s environmental protection agency.
The sewage could reach the Santa Cruz River, depending on the volume and velocity of the flow, the release said.
People are urged to avoid these areas, because of potential health risks to people and animals from exposure to raw sewage.
Untreated sewage carries pathogens that pose a risk to human health and the environment. People and animals that come into contact with untreated sewage are at risk of infection from those pathogens, the agency said.
The agency recommends avoiding contact with the water in this area, and medical treatment should be sought by anyone who believes his or her health has been compromised by the sewage.
Pets and livestock should be prevented from exposure to the sewage. Pets can be especially susceptible because they tend to drink while in the water and lick themselves.
Sadly, this isn’t only happening at Nogales. It is happening in multiple places across all four border states.
More than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report.
The spill was caused during rehabilitation of a sewage collector pipe, the International Boundary and Water Commission said in its report. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. side.
Serge Dedina, the mayor of Imperial Beach, California, said residents of his city and other coastal communities just north of the border have complained about a growing stench.
Dedina criticized federal officials in the U.S. and Mexico for not alerting people to the spill.
“Border authorities charged with managing sewage infrastructure and reporting these spills must do better and be held accountable for this act,” Dedina said in a statement.
The mayor said his office will seek an investigation into the spill and its aftermath, adding that U.S. officials “must make fixing sewage infrastructure a priority and issue of national security.”
San Diego County beaches typically close during by such a spill.
Over the years, several large sewage spills on both sides of the border have worsened conditions in the Tijuana River, one of the most polluted waterways in the country. Old sewage infrastructure in Tijuana and the lack of any plumbing in some residences have been blamed for the problem.
Every day Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city across the Rio Grande from El Paso, produces 75 million gallons of raw sewage, much of which flows through irrigation ditches into the river, the prime source of water for nearly every community in both Mexico and the United States between here and the Gulf of Mexico. Ciudad Juarez has no sewage treatment plant.
Officials say the water pollution in the Rio Grande remains a dumping ground for human and industrial waste.
The CBP commissioned a study after finding that numerous agents working in areas of contamination were getting sick.
Justin Castrejon, a Border Patrol agent and regional spokesman, said the report validated the claims of agents who have complained of physical health ailments after patrolling the affected areas.
“It’s scientifically proven. Tests were done,” he said.
After the study, the agency moved to improve the situation for agents while they waited for the more senior authorities to address the problem.
CBP has installed personal and vehicle wash centers at Border Patrol stations so agents could “reduce exposure to contaminants and minimize cross contamination” by hosing down after their shift and before driving out to main roads. Vehicles had special cabin filters installed to improve internal air quality.
Agents were also given personal protective equipment, including gloves, respirators, masks, privacy tents, disposable clothing, and towels.
“Oftentimes, agents sitting here all day will experience sore throats, headaches. That’s very common,” said Castrejon. “Exposure has led to rashes.”
So, how is this being addressed?
A single bucket of chlorine tablets – seemingly dumped more for the media than for an actual solutions.
During the tour, Del Cueto told members of our team:
“What we’ve been seeing in this particular area for quite some time, is their sewer pumps on the South side in Mexico have been, well, they break, they’re not operational constantly.
This has been going on since the 80’s.
So, what you have is, and we’ve seen some of the areas just a couple hundred feet away from us, there are these washes that come in from Mexico and they have raw human feces constantly pouring into the United States.
As much as 40,000 gallons of raw sewage is spilling into the US, to our communities and into the water wells.
Like I said, this is ranch land. So, you have ranches out here that depend on the wells and you’ve had this human feces and sewage, raw sewage coming into that state. It’s something that’s been going on for quite some time now.
You’ve got border patrol agents that are having to walk and work in this area. They’re having to drive through those areas.
So, they did have a solution for this raw sewage that was coming into the United States. What they did is they placed several different chlorine tablets, and just so people in American understand, it was basically chlorine tablets the size of a hockey puck.
They just poured a bag of chlorine tablets into this large wash of flowing raw sewage into the United States, 40,000 gallons, and they threw chlorine tablets. They just throw them into the wash once that I’m aware of.”
So, all of this is transpiring while the media, the left and the environmentalists stay oddly quiet on this one.
Maybe it is because drawing attention to one crisis at the border will lead to having to address another. And that would require them all to admit, publicly, that they were either wrong or lying.
And we all know that none of them are capable of that.