The year prior to our arrival at Lotus Island the preserve and protect activists blew up the barge containing the sewer pipes destined for the outfall in Ganges harbour. This is an implementation of the principle that violence is acceptable if the cause is good. We were promised that Price Road Beach would not have big turds floating over to us if the sewering of Ganges was stopped, and the clams, oysters and crabs that were in abundance would not get Hepatitis A and neither would we. However despite that encounter new pipes were laid and the outfall activated in the harbour at the 7 fathom point. Thirty five years later we never enountered a big turd on the beach, the butter and little neck clams, Japanese oysters and crabs never got Hepatitis A and our family was preserved and protected from the outfall, the bombers not withstanding.
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