LETTER: Sea Pollution In Antigua

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Dear Hon. Molwyn Joseph,

For many years there has been a red-rust colored substance that would circulate within the sea currents of the dredge bay/deep water harbour and along the western coastline. For many years the source could not be discerned, until now. See attached video, images of the source and a report done by the United States Environmental Protection Agency concerning the effects of distillery wastes on the marine environment.

Would this not classify as toxic tide pollution, which kills wildlife and endanger livelihoods as outlined in the “United Nations Clean Sea Campaign” of which Antigua and Barbuda have recently signed onto? Your prompt attention to this matter is needed.

Click on the link below to see the Sea Pollution video. After you click on the link a page will pop up asking you if you want to set up a dropbox account. You do not have to setup a dropbox account to view this video. Go to the bottom of the dropbox message and click on view.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gcg1uvxgkno2clu/Sea%20Pollution%202019.mp4?dl=0

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