The Federal Food and Drug Administration tells us that Dioxin is a very dangerous chemical that can cause multiple health problems in living things, including CANCER in human beings!
When DIOXIN is dumped in the water, even in small amounts, the most common side effect we see is "Chloracne" which is the raw open wounds or lesions on humans, fish and other living things in the surrounding areas. Fishermen have complained of a burning sensation, much like a sunburn on their hands when they are exposed to just small amounts.
Georgia-Pacific will tell you that a big river like the St. Johns can take the toxic wastes it wants to send into it because it's a big river. If the St. Johns had a fast current, they might have a point here but the fact is, the St. Johns is a slow moving river. This is because it only dips on average one inch every mile on it's way to the sea (Remember the St. Johns is one of very few rivers that travels from the south to the north!). The dioxins and other chemicals will remain there for weeks, months and even years before it goes out into the sea. It's just plain, bad science and will wreck an already abused eco-system.
Don't take our word for it. Click here and see what the US Government says about Dioxins!
Learn more about DIOXINS here!
BESIDES DIOXIN, WHAT OTHER CHEMICALS WILL GEORGIA PACIFIC BE DUMPING INTO THE ST. JOHNS RIVER?
On the list of chemicals that GP will be dumping include Lead, Cadium, Ammonia, Nitrogen & Phospherous.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE CHEMICALS?
Check the link below for more information on these and other dangerous chemical wastes.
Find out more about LEAD here!
Click here to find out more about CADMIUM!
Click here to find out about AMMONIA!
Click here to find out about NITROGEN!
WHAT STATE AGENCY IS ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN?
That would be The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). You can click on the link below and send them a message telling them what you think.