Environmentalists want to stop construction of SeaWorld San Diego's Journey to Atlantis

Posted Friday, August 8, 2003 5:09 AM | Contributed by Zingo!

A Los Angeles-area environmental group that for years has fought a controversial development planned atop one of the nation's largest methane fields is now taking on SeaWorld over the construction of its “Journey to Atlantis” thrill ride. The group says the park withheld information from the commission about potentially lethal concentrations of hydrogen-sulfide gas found near the ride site.

Read more from San Diego City Beat.

Friday, August 8, 2003 5:44 AM
I doubt anything will become of this. How did the park hide something when this group obviously found it? I doubt the city or coastal commission will do anything at all because they'd find themselves getting their pants sued off if they blocked the project they approved.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Friday, August 8, 2003 6:03 AM
LOL Ah ha! Then how come I could smell something odd on the one in Florida and what were those strange clouds of gas inside the ride.....oh wait, that'll be the dry ice!! :-) Or maybe that bloke in front should've said no to the 8th Chilli dog! :-/

Don't strike the match!!! :-)

Regards

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Friday, August 8, 2003 6:19 AM
The park could always advertise the ride as "Journey to Atlantis -- It's a Gas!"

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It's coming Aug 18th, and your 2004 will never be the same!

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Friday, August 8, 2003 6:35 AM
I hope these environmentalists don't burn it down. Wait, maybe that is only housing areas that get that treatment.
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Friday, August 8, 2003 6:37 AM
The history of the landfill that Seaworld is built upon is well known in these parts.It's something that Busch and the previous owners have delt with since the beginning. Now further east of Seaworld the city itself tried to build a park, and in the process unearthed a hazardous waste dump, which cost a heavy equipment operator his life and sent several workers to the hospital. Now these people are contending that the Seaworld site is as contaminated as the adjoining one. Only you would think that with all of upgrading Seaworld has done over the years this problem would have surfaced already. IMO this is Donna Frye and her NIMBY constituents trying to upset the apple cart again.
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Friday, August 8, 2003 7:38 AM
I honestly can't believe how much Busch spends there considering they don't actually own the land.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:28 AM
Doesn't suprise me. I just got back from staying 2 weeks at mission bay. It is a little late for these guys to be taking this stand, the framework for the mainworks is pretty much done. But people that live in mission bay dont want the ride. They dont want it to become like disney.

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Veck
http://www.bcptars.org/
"Park in Arizona? It will happen!"

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Friday, August 8, 2003 10:31 AM
No smoking in line folks. Hey you, put that cigarette o...

Wood - anything else is an imitation*** This post was edited by Thrillerman 8/8/2003 2:32:04 PM ***

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Friday, August 8, 2003 10:50 AM
"I hope these environmentalists don't burn it down. Wait, maybe that is only housing areas that get that treatment."

LOL, seriously. For years people have been opposed to any development at SWC, especially since that proposition was passed in 1998. But going back to what CRVeck said, it would be devastating if construction was halted because so much progress has been made.

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Friday, August 8, 2003 12:45 PM
Perhaps they could have some canaries in cages...or exotic birds....

Hey Dutchman, I take it you ain't a huge Donna Fry fan. ;)

Anyway, it's strange the people are opposed to development near Mission Bay. Nothing could possible affect the bay more than what they did in the 50's (cleared out all of the wetlands and habitat to make parkland).

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza*** This post was edited by janfrederick 8/11/2003 11:50:32 AM ***

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Friday, August 8, 2003 6:49 PM
Me, not a Donna Frye fan? Just because if she could she'd bulldoze Seaworld, Belmont Park and any other "commercial" developement along the waterways? But it's OK for her cronies to have houses along the beach and encroach on the boardwalk. What would ever give you that idea?
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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:06 PM
A concentration of 1800 ppm hydrogen sulphide in one test well doesn't mean much. There are a lot more things that I would be worried about with a hazardous landfill near by. This groups position is kind of like saying that it's flammable in your car's gas tank, so you'd better be worried hundreds of yards away. I know that's a little bit of an exageration, but it's not really too much of one.
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Monday, August 11, 2003 7:44 PM
That is nuts. Environmentalists going after AB is just like preaching to the choir. AB is one of the most environmentally concious corporations in America, as well as one of the first to give a damn about what they were putting back into the ground. Wackos!

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NICK

Drop it like it's hot and be my bloody wonderwall, baby

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Saturday, September 20, 2003 3:46 PM
This is dumb. JTA aint on no toxic waste dump. I'm probably the only person in who lives in mission beach that supports JTA. What a bunch of a holes. JTA is the first true thrill ride at SWC (finally). And SWC has already made so much progress, it sucks.
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