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Illegal dumping of lead/arsenic into waterways by SeaSoft

Discussion in 'Scuba Related Court Cases' started by shoredivr, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Lizzardia

    Lizzardia Angel Fish

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    Good luck in court! It is a pity that I can not help, but I hope that justice will prevail.
     
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  2. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    SO, thank you to all of those who have supported SEASOFT over the last 6 months. It has been rough. People tend to believe what they read and even worse it gets picked up and distorted and even fabricated.

    We did pollute a gravel area that was 25' X 15' X 1' deep but we had
    UNDERCURRENT ON-LINE MAGAZINE state and I quote, "...SEASOFT just dumped it, allowing it to eventually seep into the once-pristine waters of Puget Sound, as well as into aquifers."

    Does a 25' x 15' x 1' deep gravel area sound like Puget Sound AND its aquifers? I have included a picture of the area in an enclosure.

    Anyway, what I am so happy about today is that in approximately 10 days we will be filing a lawsuit against the Washington State Department of Ecology for libel and defamation because they released their sensationalized and mostly fictitious Press Release
    even though they knew the truth. I look forward to our day in court.
     

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  3. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

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    Seen this posted somewhere:
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  4. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @Bruce Justinian

    Your response ?
     
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  5. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, that is quite interesting, isn't it? I know nothing about the Washington State inspectors, but that's a really hefty fine. I did look up their inspection history and both the inspection in August 2019 and December 2018 are "under appeal", so there is at least some prior history.
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  6. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

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    I just seen some stuff that I'm not going to post here - what I did post was a third violation, after seeing the inspection numbers above, you can tell it was a third violation..... Things don't look rosey
     
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  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sam, did you mean "Dangerous Marine Animals" by Halstead? (First edition 1959). Did you make up the "verminous" part? :wink:

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  8. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    What about zinc?
    Zincs on boats, the big plate they use on the transom called “divers dream”. They also have all sorts of other configurations. Zinc is not quite a heavy as lead but it’s still pretty heavy and can be melted down easily and poured into weight belt moulds.
    Combine that with a super heavy stainless backplate and you could be lead free.
     
  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @tridacna
    Happy you have such a rare set
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have my late father’s copy of the 1959 First Edition. Mint condition. I have the 3 set too. Don’t care about value. Not selling any.

    I also have a first edition (signed) of JLB Smith’s Fish of Southern Africa. Includes description and illustrations of the Coelacanth. My father collected antiquarian books. Richard Pyle wanted that from me a few years ago!

    It was your use of verminous which was quite amusing :p
     
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