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January 2019    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 34, No. 1   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Dumping Lead Down the Toilet Gets a $197,000 Fine

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We divers like to think of our fellow divers and dive businesses as environmentally sensitive -- we're in that business, aren't we? -- but then, along come scofflaws like Seasoft Scuba Gear in Lacey, WA, which has been dumping hazardous waste down a toilet, which flowed into a storm drain and then onto the ground.

You see, they manufacture dive weights from corroded lead shot collected at shooting ranges, and after the weights are manufactured, their toxic lead and arsenic are a useless byproduct. Rather than spend the money to properly dispose of it, Seasoft just dumped it, allowing it to eventually seep into the once-pristine waters of Puget Sound, as well as into aquifers....


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