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Mercury Videos and Alligator droppings!!

Unique combination hey?
Just a note to advise that as of today, I will have sent out all of the free
Mercury videos requested by members of this list service. If you do not
receive your video by December 18th, contact me via email and I will check my
list. Will send another if necessary.
Also I have a unique problem for the more creative among us.  A question on
how to clean up alligator poop! (smile)
Here's the "scoop" ( stop!!!) 
We have a client facility that raises 3000-4000 alligators a year for hides
and meat.  The growth pens are washed out several times a week resulting in
slugs of highly concentrated wastewater.  The treatment plant does a fair job
on reduction of BOD and TSS.  The facility discharges to surface waters in a
nearby ranch canal. The discharge has 300 BOD, 300 Ammonia and 60 total
Phosphorus.  We evaluated the discharge and gave them a 2.0 Ammonia and 5 BOD
limit, which they say they cannot meet. We want the discharge to meet Class
III surface water quality standards (Rule 62-302.530 FAC).
All (serious or amusing) suggestions will be greatly appreciated. The best
responses will be shared with all.
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays everyone.
Deborah MacCormac
FDEP- Orlando
P2 / Special Projects


		-----Original Message-----
		From: MacCormac, Deborah 
		Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:06 AM
		To: Elliott, Gene
		Subject: Poor gators!!
		Thanks Gene. The group going in for the tour would be a
collection of P2 professionals from across the State and possibly some from
further abroad. We usually tour successful P2 innovators and their
operations. I may consider asking if we could get the group to visit and make
suggestions,  unofficially of course. 
		Otherwise, it may not be a great idea. 
		That said, maybe I could ask for help for them on the P2 list
service. Sometimes we get some excellent advice and references there. Can you
give me a succinct 3 lined description of their specific problems  that I can
pose to the list service ( anonymously)  on behalf of the gator farm of
		Kindest Regards

			-----Original Message----- 
			From: Elliott, Gene 
			Sent: Tue 10-Dec-02 9:17 AM 
			To: MacCormac, Deborah 
			Subject: RE: Hey Gene,
			The plane has 3 names. It is Clabrook Farms, Jungle
Adventures or Gator Jungle. It is located on East Hwy 50 in Christmas.  This
was the place that had nile flu kill 400 of their critters this year. They
might or might not be a touch sensative to the interest. It would not hurt to
check. This is a real, specific technical problem. If that is what the group
is really looking for. They really are between the rock and the hard place
with their environmental problems.  The effluent going to surface waters is
terrible. We are waiting on them to give us an application for a second set
of corrective actions. They need all the help they can get.
			As a related business Godwin's Gatorland on south OBT
has solved their problems, but did it by closing their hides and meat
business. Their permitted discharge went down from a 3 MGD to 1.5 MGD and
added some minimal disinfection as well. I will help you with files for
whatever you think might be suitable. Thanks. Gene.

				-----Original Message-----
				From: MacCormac, Deborah 
				Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 3:29 PM
				To: Elliott, Gene
				Subject: Hey Gene,
				Hi Gene, I am on a committee preparing for
the next P2 conference in July. I want to arrange several tours for the
participants. I thought of your aligator farm. Remember the place you told me
about? Can you give me the name, and do you think it would be an interesting
place for a group of P2 professionals from business, government and industry
to visit looking at P2 initiatives?

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