#TBT – Kingston Harbour: Polluted Then, Polluted Now

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A section of the harbour in 1962

“Kingston Harbour in Jamaica is becoming so heavily polluted that life on the harbour bed may soon no longer exist. Surveys since 1968 show that the abiotic area (where there is no life on the seabed) is increasing, that variety of organisms in the harbour is diminishing and that some of the dominant organisms present thrive on high levels of organic pollution.”

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Above is a section of an article from the July 24, 1972 edition of The Gleaner. Unfortunately, the state of Kingston Harbour has not improved in the ensuing years. If anything, the pollution has become even worse.

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The Kingston Harbour Sewage Plant