2012 Photos of nuisance foam and scum in Perdido Bay
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International Paper's effects on our beaches in 2012
We keep hoping things will get better but 2012 started out just like other years - with foam and scum ruining our enjoyment of our property. These are 2012 pictures showing how International Paper's discharges have ruined our bay and our beaches. The water has been extremely turbid in 2012.

Pollen caught in foam - Jan 14, 2012

Foam mixed with pollen January 14, 2012

Scum mixed with pollen January 15, 2012

Scum from the paper making process ruins our beaches-Jan 15, 2012.

It was white foam today - Feb 10, 2012

More white foam. 2-12-12

And more white foam. 2-17-2012

Very bad scum from IP on a calm day. 2-22-12.

Scum lines in the water on Feb. 22, 2012.

Nasty scum from paper making caught on a groin. 2-22-12

Foam with scummy fibers. March 14, 2012.

More foam with scummy fibers taken March 15, 2012.

Water is still but there is lots of foam. March 15, 2012.

Clumps of foam over calm water. March 16, 2012

Still more foam. March 16, 2012.

Foam patch in water March 16, 2012.

Lots of foam at the beach. March 16, 2012

more foam. April 10, 2012.

Foam flecks in still water May 6, 2012.

Brown foam against the wall. Water has been extremely turbid May 6,2012.

Picture taken May 10, 2012.

Beside the foam, the water has been very turbid and soupy. May 16, 2012

A bucket with very brown water from 11-mile creek. May 16, 2012

More foam degrading beaches on May 22,2012.

July 1, 2012. Dried sediment from bay washed into boat in storm. This sediment contains heavy metals

July 25, 2012. This is the foam we see most mornings at our beach.

Foamy streaks. August 12, 2012

August 22, 2012. Dried foam on beach

Sept. 29, 2012. Usual type of foam we see. Water has been extremely turbid

October 5, 2012. Foam caught in grass

Oct. 5, 2012. A windrow of foam in water

Just everyday foam ruining our beaches. Oct. 12, 2012

Just everyday foam ruining our beaches. Nov 5, 2012

IP is out of the creek but not out of the bay. Nov 14, 2012

More nasty foan on 11-25-12