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The Nile

Post by carrie »

Went down to the ferry this morning just as it was leaving so had to wait for the next to come in. Whilst stood there I noticed an oil slick on the Nile. The ferry came and on I got the oil slick was still floating past, waited a good 15 minutes for the ferry to set sail and the oil continued to flow. Don't know where it all came from but far too much for a cruise boat to just be cleaning the bilges, are there any regulations about polluting the Nile?



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carrie wrote:Went down to the ferry this morning just as it was leaving so had to wait for the next to come in. Whilst stood there I noticed an oil slick on the Nile. The ferry came and on I got the oil slick was still floating past, waited a good 15 minutes for the ferry to set sail and the oil continued to flow. Don't know where it all came from but far too much for a cruise boat to just be cleaning the bilges, are there any regulations about polluting the Nile?
Sure there are regulations against polluting the Nile and appropriate action can be taken if the culprits can be identified.

Therein lies the problem.

There was a big rumpus a few years back about an oil leak :

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2012/11/0 ... ownstream/

Bearing in mind Egypt's dependency on Nile water for drinking, it's a serious issue but, as in many other areas, catching & punishing the guilty seems problematic.

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Dead animals, dead people, rubbish of all descriptions, diesel, they aint going to be that interested in an oil slick. Who ever was responsible probably dumped it at night thinking that it would never be seen, :D so must of been an Egyptian.
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Pollution of the Nile is something I think we can pin fairly & squarely on the natives.

Unlike pollution of the Red Sea where tourists have a significant impact.

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