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Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

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Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Hi all

Check this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waBExfpQzyc

This shows the Simsponbay with brown and dirty water, is it realy that bad ?

On some other Pictures you can see the turquoise and clear water.

How it is in your Opinion, what do you think about the Simpsonbay ?

Let me know !

many thanks

Toemsli

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1. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

This is an old video and focuses on the lagoon.

The lagoon is used for boating and NOT for swimming.

It still should have been preserved and it is a shame they let it get so polluted.

BUT it is not the ocean. The beach in Simpson Bay and the water around all the other beaches is clear, blue, and sparkling.

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2. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

I've been gping to SXM for over 10-years and staying at the Royal Palm in Simpson Bay.. I have not seen anything like this although you might in the lagoon side (I guess that's why they call it the Lagoon).

Just the same the tremendous over building in SXM does sadden me... it really is not the same.

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3. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

It is definitely the Lagoon - even the video says so. It is very sad, looks like all the household discharge goes straight in untreated, and of course the boats. Breading ground for mosquitoes. They might do something about when you can smell it probably not before. But it does not affect the sea at Simpson Bay, that is still beautiful

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4. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Are we looking at Apples and Apples here. Are the pictures of the beautiful blue waters the same location as the muck. It looks like two different places. I have to say I never saw anything that looked like that mess in St Martin. Hope I never do.....

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5. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

I think Juliana and the road leading from the airport is a landfil site leaving lagoon in the middle - I could be wrong of course.

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6. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

The airport is not a landfill site. The landfill is in Philipsburg.

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7. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Part of the new airport is indeed landfill, Elaine.

They filled in some ponds and part of the lagoon to build the new terminal.Also the entire lagoon side of Simpson bay is land fill. That used to be all sandy beach eons ago.

In response to the OP the video in question shows the Simpson Bay lagoon. It is not Simpson bay on the ocean.

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8. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Thank B. I guess I misunderstood. Landfill to me is a garbage dump. I know they dreged the lagoon for sand to extend the airport. I don't believe they put garbage there also, did they?

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9. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Perhaps I should have used the term 'man-made' rather that landfill - let's wait what B says. Too horrible to contemplate.

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10. Re: Shocking YouTube Video of Simpson Bay

Sorry Tryer. To us folks in New England a landfill is a garbage dump. Which are many times covered in dirt and built upon. That is what I assumed you meant. That's what you get when you ASSume!

Per your definition, I believe you are right.

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