Thursday, July 9, 2009

Litter and pollution at East Coast ruins leisurely swim

Litter and pollution at East Coast ruins leisurely swim
While at East Coast Park for a relaxing swim, STOMPer Swimmer was appalled by the dirt and pollution op the beach and in the air.

Not only was the shore covered in litter left behind by visitors, the air was also polluted by nearby ships.

In an email, STOMPer Swimmer says:

"These pictures were taken at East Coast Park last week.

"When I visited the beach, I was shocked to see the filth left behind at low tide.

"The beach was strewn with bottles, plastic bags, cigarette boxes and also flotsam and jetsam washed ashore by the tide.

"I was also able to see the black smoke being emitted for hours from the funnels of the ships anchored not far from the shore.

"This caused serious air pollution and might affect the health of those residents in the HDB estates as they are exposed to such polluted air throughout the day.

"I hope NParks can keep this beach clean for swimmers and picnickers and NEA can punish those ships which foul up our clean air and dirty our shores."

Litter and pollution at East Coast ruins leisurely swim
Litter and pollution at East Coast ruins leisurely swim
Litter and pollution at East Coast ruins leisurely swim

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