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Tanzania's Coastal Communities Forced to Drink Seawater

Environment  (tags: world, water, protection, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, climate )

- 1673 days ago -
The freshwater drinking supply of the coastal town of Pangani in northeast Tanzania is becoming increasingly contaminated as salt water steadily seeps in from the Indian Ocean.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted. when will our Governments wake up to the climate change and how it is destroying this planet and harming so many people and animals.

Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:17 am
It seems like our world is falling apart due to so many people hellbent on destroying this planet & its beautiful animals. Thank you, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:26 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:35 am
catastrophe !......

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 5:48 am
quoting Frans: CATASTROPHE ! :-(((((((((((((((

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 6:13 am
I wonder how the socialist and communist plotters managed to pull this one off? I should like some of our astroturfers explain this.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:44 am
Just horrible...and in the future??

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 10:05 am
Noted & posted

Constance F (418)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 12:17 pm
And the saddest, or should I say criminal part ~ is the changes that are inevitable will effect those most powerless, the poorest and other species.

S S (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thank you.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:27 pm
Too bad. I hope an alternative will soon be found. You can drink a certain amount of sea water a day without damage but you have to know how much (which I don't). Thanks for the info, Cal.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:39 pm
Itís a pity that most people drink salty water whose salinity exceeds acceptable standards, but we simply canít tell them donít drink it.Ē -- Mohamed Hamis, a water engineer with the Pangani Town district authority. They has asked some people to move to where there is fresh water, but they just do not have the means.
Noted this very important article with thanks Cal.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:40 pm
Sad. Thanks Cal

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:41 pm
Sadly noted.

Athena F (131)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:01 pm
Noted, thank you

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:06 pm
noted ...

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thank you - sadly noted...

Anette S (22)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:10 pm

Christine S (134)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:16 pm
They should try solar powered distillation on a small scale so every family could have a small supply of safe water to drink.

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:33 pm

Elisa F (235)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 11:02 pm
Sadly Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:53 am
heartbreaking... speechless:(

Maria S (95)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:09 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Cal!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:39 am
Drinking seawater makes people go insane, it's really bad. I hope they can fix this problem.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:33 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:37 am

Elisabeth T (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:40 am
noted....very sad

Jo S (619)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:47 pm
Noted& shared.Thanks.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:49 pm
Its a real pity that the Tanzania's government is so corrupt as to turn a blind eye to this sad situation of its people. This country makes a fortune in mining precious gems. Tanzanite for one.

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:44 am
Noted, thank you

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:14 am
Very sad news. Noted. TY Cal

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:50 am
sadly noted
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