Mexico Deliberately Pollutes San Diego Beaches with Massive 143 Million Gallon Sewage Spill

Is this Mexico’s revenge against President Trump’s construction of a wall along our southern border?

Tijuana is a Mexican city located on the Gold Coast of Baja California, with a population of 1,696,923 as of 2015. Located on the Mexican-Californian border, Tijuana is part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area.

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Joshua Emerson Smith for the Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2017, that California’s state and local officials believe a massive sewage spill in Tijuana that is polluting beaches in San Diego County this month may have been no accident.

In a preliminary estimate, officials said about 143 million gallons of raw sewage spewed into the Tijuana River during a period of more than two weeks that ended Thursday, March 1. While cross-border sewage spills of a few million gallons are routine for the region, this is one of the largest such events in the last two decades, according to water quality experts in San Diego.

People from Tijuana to as far north as Coronado, a resort city in San Diego County, have been complaining of foul odors for weeks, prompting lawmakers in San Diego County to contact federal regulators as well as agencies in Mexico.

The U.S. regulators said their Mexican counterparts have given little explanation, neither have Mexican officials responded to L.A. Times‘ requests for comment.


Serge Dedina, mayor of Imperial Beach, a residential beach city in San Diego County, said he tried to get answers from officials on both sides of the border for more than a week with no response. Dedina said:

“This was like a tsunami of sewage spills. What’s worse is it looks to me like this was deliberate. It saves [the Mexican agencies] a lot of money in pumping costs, and ultimately, they can get away with it and do it all the time, just on a much smaller scale.”

The toxic discharge is estimated to have happened from Feb. 6 through March 1, while repairs were made to a major sewer pipe near the confluence of Mexico’s Alamar and Tijuana rivers, according to the U.S. side of the International Boundary and Water Commission. Baja California’s State Public Service Commission maintains the sewer-system infrastructure in that area.

“They basically said it was a bypass of raw sewage into the Tijuana River during the rehabilitation of a large sewer pipeline in Tijuana,” said Lori Kuczmanski, spokeswoman for the U.S. side of the commission, which oversees international water treaties with Mexico, among other things.

By Tuesday, U.S. officials said their Mexican counterparts still offered only scant details of the situation. They also said Mexico didn’t give them advance notice of the sewer-pipe repair project.

Dave Gibson, executive officer of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, said:

Was the spill intentional? Well, yeah. It appears they were working on the pipeline. I don’t believe that it was a question of it failing. At least a notification would be a good neighborly thing to do, to let us know what was coming down the river before it got here so we could alert the public.”

Gibson said a similar project in the United States would include efforts to prevent sewage from flowing downstream by using booms and then pumping the diverted sewage back into the wastewater system.

~End of L.A. Times story~

This tsunami of sewage spill is an environmental disaster. Where are California’s vaunted greenies?

To give you a sense of the magnitude of Mexico’s sewage dump, let’s compare it to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster of 2010.

In the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a total of 210,000,000 gallons of oil seeped into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of 5 months, from April 20 to September 19, 2010, i.e., 152 days — or 1.381 million gallons a day.

In the case of Tijuana’s sewage spill, 143,000,000 gallons of raw sewage were dumped into the Tijuana River during a period of 21 days (Feb. 6 through March 1) — or 6.809 million gallons a day.

The Tijuana sewage spill is an act of war by the government of Mexico.

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It's really quite simple.  THEY WANNA BE WISE ASSES because we're building the wall that THEY ARE FORCING US TO BUILD,

SO,,,,,,,,,,, here's how it works.  Effective immediately,  there will be a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR   ( ADDITIONAL )   import duty assessed on EVERYTHING that comes through Mexico.  Even if it's a friggin hand made blanket,  THEY PAY THE FEE NO MATTER WHAT ON EVERY SINGLE ITEM THAT GETS EXPORTED OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY INTO OURS.   OR,,,,,,,,,,,,,, we immediately TERMINATE ALL RELATIONS WITH THEM.        JUST WATCH HOW FAST they cough up the money at the expense of their own people.

AND PEOPLE SAY THAT THE U.S.A. is being too hard on foreigners   SCREW EM,. !!!!!!

Law suit, California should sue Mexico for negligence and the cost of the damages....

The next time Mexico has a disater, tell them we no speak Spanish , call somebody who cares.
Time to push back and make it clear get out of our country and don't come back. Feed those drugs to your kids. Time to get mad as hell, it doesn't set easy with me that these drug pushers are trying awfully hard to kill our people with the posion they selling our children, grand children. Where has the spirit of America to fight back gone?

I'm sorry President Nieto, President Trump is presently not taking your calls...

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Marilyn, this is priceless & my husband loves it, I think he is using it as his desktop logo entitled, '' THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE MORE CHILDREN ''

AND ... my reply was ..... '' CUTE ...... BUT NOT FUNNY ''

THANKS YOU MADE OUR DAY

Do you remember on the Andy Griffith show how they used to have to go through "Sarah" the switchboard operation to make their calls?   My bio-grandmother from Conway, MO used to be the "Sarah" for that part of the area.  Grandma was EXTREMELY strict in faith, behavior, etc.  We weren't allowed to drink rootbeer because she was sure that with "beer" in the name it couldn't be good for you.  And you never said ANY bad words, not even remotely close, otherwise you got your mouth washed out with soap, or a switch taken to your butt.

One day...two men were on the line, one the boss, the other one of his trucker employees.  They were having an argument over how long it should take for him to get somewhere to pick up another load, and the argument was getting VERY heated.  You guessed it...wasn't long before the curse words started flying, and grandma broke into the conversation and told them there was NO CURSING in her house (the switchboard was in a room in her home).  They both yelled at her to shut up and continued cursing.  She broke in again and said they needed to stop how this conversation was going and act like civilized grownups, and again she doesn't allow God's name being taken in vain.  Soooooo, once again they ignored her and went on cursing each other out.  Next thing------------grandma took both the cords and yanked them out of the switchboard.  END OF DISCUSSION.   Never never never............mess with grandma   ;o)))

Marilyn Calkins

OOOOOOOOH     YESSSSSS

WE HAD A GRAND-MOTHER & TWO AUNTS & ONE OLDER SISTER

WHO WERE JUST LIKE THAT &  WE LOVED THEM FOR IT

THEY WERE NOT MEAN JUST LOOKING OUT FOR US

GOD BLESS THEM FOR IT

WE ALL TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD

THANK YOU

NOT QUITE LIKE THIS, BUT WE LISTENED

(  this is the only one that comes close )

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Yes, those good old days, we should never forget. Still laughing!

Phillip, how do you say fo in spanish?

Joseph, I haven't a clue. Don't speak Spanish.

 Vete al carajo... FO

Thanks Ronald,  I have to put that in file.  Maybe we should send it to the monkey in a email or something to let him know how we feel.

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House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

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The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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