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| Editor in Chief Bill ||23 May 2019 6:23 p.m. PST|
The Jin Ding Hotel and Casino was ordered to close down in March because it was operating without a license and polluting an adjacent beach. The casino reportedly released untreated sewage water directly into the sea and there was one incident in which a casino guard fired shots in the air…
|Ed Mohrmann ||24 May 2019 4:09 a.m. PST|
Brings to mind the question of what cruise ships do with
all the human waste they generate.
| Andrew Walters ||24 May 2019 7:30 a.m. PST|
A quick google says once your three miles from shore you can dump what you like, and for cruise ships it's a billion gallons of sewage a year.
But the casino is an interesting case. When governments are weak and can can't enforce laws they usually keep quiet. Ditto when there's corruption. In this case the government can't act, and it would surprise most of us if there weren't corruption. So why are they making noise? Maybe someone felt left out of the bribing?
| etotheipi ||26 May 2019 7:09 a.m. PST|
once your three miles from shore you can dump what you like,
I can dump unexposed nuclear waste on your lawn, too. But there are treaties:
Of course, you have to be willing to comply (not just your government, but the individual operations, too), and there has to be a mechanism for enforcement. Similar to the article.
Suspecting corruption (especially when you don't get your way) is different than knowing corruption is happening. The reality of enforcement is different that the philosophy of enforcement in your house when you are not responsible for the outcomes and everything else.
I'm sure the environmentalist would have objected to "We have given you notice. In 48 hours, evacuated or not, we will strafe bomb the casino into a smoking cinder and follow up with a good napalming."
I'm not sure the environmentalist would have objected to "We are cancelling all college scholarship funding for the next five years to blockade the casino and clean up the environmental damage." Maybe he would. Regardless, I am sure someone would.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||26 May 2019 4:20 p.m. PST|
|carne68||05 Jun 2019 10:20 a.m. PST|
I can dump unexposed nuclear waste on your lawn, too.
50 miles out and you can dump that too.