Creek, More On The Subject

January 4, 2014


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For Mal Kikuchi 2/11/09 The Creek is an open sewer. Today, 4,800,000 people are living with 350.000m3 organic and industrial waste dumped into the river per day. Also coexist with 105 dumps found. Exist near the Riachuelo is unhealthy. Stream pollution is a pending issue that adds to the national state, 14 municipalities in the province and the city of Buenos Aires. This debt is greater than the political apathy towards the Creek and the people living nearby, has a long history. Too long. “Little River, River of Querand es, chuelo Rio, Rio de Buenos Aires. .. Was born in the district of Las Heras, where Castro and Cobey streams join to form at the pace of Horqueta, the Matanza river, changing its name in the bridge and renamed Ferris Creek ” . (Martin Cagliani) The course has an 80 km, is a river plain with low speeds and flows into the Rio de la Plata. So the district is at the mouth of the Riachuelo is called “La Boca”. In 1536, during the first founding of Buenos Aires by Pedro de Mendoza, the chronicler of the expedition, Ulrich Schmcalls him “Little River” and Ruiz Diaz de Guzman was an “Creek bridges.” 1536. Diego de Mendoza, brother of the governor Don Pedro, went upriver with 22 soldiers and they were all killed by the Querandis, inhabitants of the area.Since then, he christened the “Place of Slaughter” and the Indians became the “Matanzas” 1541. The Spanish are forced by the Querandis to leave, it regains its landscape. Since 1580, the second foundation of Buenos Aires, until 1810, the Creek and people coexist in harmony. 1810. Begin work Creek pipeline, commissioned by the First Board and establishing the first salting and tanning. 1811. The First Board, concerned “about the stench” of the Riachuelo, promises clean. Not met. 1813. The Assembly Year VIII ordered that the tanneries and the salting of the banks of the Riachuelo. Not met. 1822. Rivadavia, government minister of the province of Buenos Aires, ordered 40 yards of space to leave free of all construction in the stream bank in its entirety.Prohibit the installation of tanneries and salting. Not met. 1830. Time of Roses. It is prohibited to dump waste Creek slaughter. Not met. 1868. Miter president in Buenos Aires cholera thrives. Alsina provincial governor, prohibits the Riachuelo dump waste. The order lasts only 2 months. 1871. Sarmiento President, with the appearance of yellow fever, the blame rests with the decay of the Brook, as a cause of infection. 1871. For fear of cholera and yellow fever, the Chamber of Deputies of Buenos Aires, orders Creek channel and clean. Not met. Provincial governor Emilio Castro. 1875. President Avellaneda, provincial governor, Carlos Casares. Far and fear and control pests, reopening the installation of factories on both sides. 1884.Roca president, provincial governor, Dardo Rocha. Refrigerator is installed “La Negra”. The river loses oxygen, therefore, life. Pollution begins to exceed the resilience of river. And yet, the polluter is just organic. 1891. Presidency of Carlos Pellegrini.