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View Diary: BP Whiting Refinery Wastewater Permit for Lake Michigan Discharge Goes to Public Hearing, June 4 (15 comments)

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  •  Most of the satellite images I've seen of (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Creosote

    the area appear to show littoral drift downshore to the east so the the proper analogy about industrial urination would have to address Michigan City, IN and other intakes to the east.

    •  Maybe so... (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      ...but circulation eventually may bring it Chicago's way, and besides, doesn't Michigan City deserve not to be dealing with that waste, too?

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Sat May 04, 2013 at 04:35:49 PM PDT

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      •  Never in the springtime (1+ / 0-)
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        Creosote

        There is a phenomenon called the 'thermal bar' that forms in the springtime in Lake Michigan because of the maximum density of water at 4 deg F causes the first few kilometers of the lake from shore to not mix very much at all with the rest of the lake and this condition will persist for weeks and months at a time and extended many, many miles downshore.

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