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Wetlands May Save our Coral Reef

A recent study was done comparing coral growing near Frederiksted to coral growing around Butler Bay which proves raw sewage plays a major role in our coral die off. Most of the coral near Frederiksted is dead or dying and infected with bacteria related to raw sewage while most of the coral at Butler Bay is still healthy. To not go with a wetlands solution to our present sewage problems would be as ludicrous and criminal as our foolhardy generation of electricity [and global warming, which also kills coral] from increasingly unaffordable oil.

Mark Graffis
St. Croix

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A recent study was done comparing coral growing near Frederiksted to coral growing around Butler Bay which proves raw sewage plays a major role in our coral die off. Most of the coral near Frederiksted is dead or dying and infected with bacteria related to raw sewage while most of the coral at Butler Bay is still healthy. To not go with a wetlands solution to our present sewage problems would be as ludicrous and criminal as our foolhardy generation of electricity [and global warming, which also kills coral] from increasingly unaffordable oil.

Mark Graffis
St. Croix

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.