A Gunrun Project

“If there is one thing that I have discovered by studying the ocean, it is that it is greatly imperiled – it is treated both as humanity’s waste bin and its fast food joint”

− Ethan Estess,


“A lot of these disposal facilities don’t want to use the most modern technology because it costs more”

− Lorelei Oviatt,

Planning Director, Kern County, California, USA

Central Valley residents tire of receiving L.A.’s urban waste

March 25, 2012
Los Angeles Times

One of the most bitter battles in California is over sludge, the batter-like material left over after treatment plants finish cleaning and draining what is flushed down the toilet or washed down the sink.

Sludge used to get dumped in the ocean — but that was banned in the 1980s because of concerns about pollution.