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September 26th, 2012
07:00 PM ET

Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool woes

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on how a $34 million renovation left Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool infested with algae.


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  1. Peter Maier

    When you, like EPA does in its Clean Water program ignore fertilizers (urine), you can see what happens not only in the reflection ponds, but in all open waters, where it results in dead zones. But we could take advantage of this mistake and lease the ponds out on alga farmers, who would use the alga to make bio-diesel, an additional technical exposition at the site. This in combination with the rentals of gas masks would provide excellent business opportunities and claiming this always was the intend of this investment.

    September 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  2. pmaier

    When you, as EPA does in its Clean Water programs, ignore fertilizer in open waters, you get what one now can see in the reflection ponds and most other open waters. BUT in order to take advantage of this mistake, they should rent the ponds out on alga farmers, who can make bio-diesel out of it. This 'technological advancement', would make another attraction. Although gas mask rental at the same time also would be a good business opportunity.

    September 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  3. Fed Up With Media Bias and propaganda slinging

    Thank Goodness!, finally the Reporters at CNN have had the blinders removed from your reporting when it comes to "asking" and "reporting" " the tough questions directed towards the obviously responsible parties in regards to the horrible terror twhich was bestowed upon our US Ambass. and 3 other Americans!!.
    it is sickening to think about the failed leadership and the lack of responsibility and/or honesty that has been owned up to for this?!, no not at all.. just cover it up. I tell you, the only security that Pres. Obama, and his administration was concerned about for Americans was, and is "Job security-Theirs!
    "4 more years- Obama and his " pass the buck and lack of security or vision administration!! .
    Thank Goodness you guys are finally seeing the truth behind the glitz and the entertainer!!! there is Hope for America after all!. good work.

    September 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  4. George in PA

    Was that 34 million in stimulus money? If so I guess this was a shovel ready project. Oh well maybe by QE22 they'll get it right!

    September 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  5. manning El Paso, TX

    The GOP wants to reduce spending, are they going vote to against repairing the Lincoln Memorial's ?

    September 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  6. Doug Ericson

    Thats not cool looking. It wasn't like that in the 60's or 70's. Can't they drain it, clean it, and fill it back up again?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm |

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