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Comment: Re:Poisoning fish? (Score 1) 106

by FranTaylor (#49756191) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

Your second point seems a tad weak as before being stuck on the bead, said pollutants are floating freely in the water the organisms large and small breath.

Who says they are "floating freely in the water"? These beads will soak up oils that normally float on top of the water, and carry it down into the water to life that otherwise does not come in contact with those oils.

Comment: Re:Meh... (Score 1) 106

by FranTaylor (#49756173) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

However, I am questioning the quality of your water treatment process if this is actually a problem.

Have you ever heard of "Ocean Spray"? They grow lots and lots of cranberries. The crush the cranberries to make juice. They flush the dead cranberry skins down the drain. The local sewage treatment plant has terrible issues because the massive amount of cranberry residue screws with the chemical processes in the sewage treatment plant so that none of the sewage gets treated properly.

The moral of the story is that sewage treatment plants are designed to handle the standard sewage that we all dump down the drain and they are not prepared to handle stuff that is not expected.

Maybe YOU are willing to put up with a big increase in your local taxes to pay for the extra equipment needed?

Comment: Re:Meh... (Score 1) 106

by FranTaylor (#49756099) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

Well again, yes it will sort out if you give it enough time. The question is how long does it take?

again is there some special reason why we need to spend billions and billions to upgrade our sewage treatment plants to accomodate the idiots out there who are too lazy or stupid to use a proper washcloth to wash their faces?

Comment: Re: RTFA (Score 1) 106

by FranTaylor (#49756089) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

A medical centrifuge accelerates this process dramatically....

really? how long will it take you to filter sewage with a medical centrifuge?

And if not, then we need to look at other means of processing the water. Possibly some sort of industrial centrifuge would be a good idea?

Why why why does every single municipal sewage treatment plant on the entire planet need a massive upgrade because there are people out there who cannot stand the concept of having dead skin cells on their faces?

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