Introduction to Operation OASIS

The massive waste water problem that currently pollutes our bathing waters costing £billions to process throughout the world can be used to irrigate and reforest desert coastlines to induce rainfall.

Our aim is to use the return ballast capacity of super crude carriers which currently transport sea water half way around the world at great financial and environmental cost. This ballast is discharged into the sea, often introducing invasive marine species which affects the stability of indigenous species of flora and fauna.

The E.U. is legislating against this practice and tanker operators will be forced to seek an alternative.

Operation OASIS offers an exciting opportunity for ballast water. Transporting treated waste water to irrigate and reforest arid coastlines to induce rainfall has to be the way forward.

One tanker loaded with 300000 cubic meters of treated waste water would support 57 hectares of forest for a whole year.

Reclaiming deserts to enable people to feed themselves and grow great forests will offset the carbon emissions from shipping.

With global food shortages upon us we are already feeling the strain on our pockets in the developed world and renewable resources are in rapid decline. Drought is affecting all major food producing countries and wells are running dry. Water scarcity poses major problems for us and our children. We need to act fast in order to avert a major global catastrophe.

When the mighty river Amazon dries up and it's fish stocks die it is time to take stock on how we manage our fragile environment. For more detailed information visit our website and forum at:

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Action urged over sewage dumping on farmland

Plymouth Evening Herald 7/9/94 from Bob Podmore at Westminster
Action urged over sewage dumping on farmland
A Senior Labour MP has demanded Government action over a legal loophole which allows raw sewage to be dumped on farming land in agricultural areas including the West.
Shadow environment minister George Howarth says the waste-from cesspits and septic tanks-is spread on land without any significant checks.
He warned that there was growing unease among scientists about a risk to health.
In a letter to Environment Secretary John Gummer, the Labour MP blamed water privatisation and the fact that sewage dumping is governed anly by a code of practice.
He complained that privatised companies had put up the price of treatment of raw sewage at their plants and forced contractors to look for a cheaper disposal method.
Mr Howarth said: "Waste contractors are bypassing as a result and paying farmers to spread untreated sewage on their land.
Government agencies have pronounced this method of disposal as perfectly safe. However, there are a number of scientists who are quite properly expressing concern that there are very glaring health risks involved."
The Labour front bencher called on the Secretary of State to take swift and effective action to monitor the potentially hazardous method of disposing un-treated sewage.

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