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The Northwest Arm seawall is a tampon-applicator-littered mess.

The Northwest Arm seawall is a tampon-applicator-littered mess.

Remarks: For decades we’ve dumped sewage directly into Halifax Harbour and so tens of millions of “beach whistles” are deposited on beaches up and down the coast. The seawall is actually in better shape than, say, McNabs Island, but it’s more frequented and part of the urban park system. Huck’s busy switching his crews over from snow to litter patrol and didn’t have time to return our call, but we hear the seawall is on the shortlist for clean-up.

Who's Responsible?: Denis Huck, manager, municipal operations, 490-4673.

Status: December 2008: Disgusting The beauty of the Northwest Arm seawall is still best appreciated from a distance. A walk along the beach may seem romantic, until you find yourself wading through those plastic tampon applicators. We’re supposed to swim in that when exactly? Updated by Lizzy Hill


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