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The impact of portable toilets on us
- Jun 06, 2018 -

    Zhan debin, special correspondent of global times, said: public toilets are not rare, but those floating on the sea are probably not common around the world. Today, public toilets with red roofs can be seen off the coast of South Korea's southern coast, a pressing need for seafaring fishermen.

    South Korea's local government recently installed floating public toilets in the shallow waters of the island of matsushima in the southern city of obu in the south of the country. The toilet is fixed on a 10-meter-long, 8-meter-wide wooden row of five thick logs spaced and dyed red, which is striking. Each raft has two separate bathrooms, each weighing up to two tons. On one side of the raft were abandoned tires, which made it easier for ships to get close to them. The whole raft was fixed to the sea with several ropes.

     The toilet is powered by a solar-powered battery, with a light bulb on all four corners of the roof and a vent on one side for exhaust, like a chimney. The toilet is equipped with portable toilets, which are not washed with water, but are naturally fermented. The custodian usually cleans once a month ago and carries away the feces with the ship. Each toilet is said to cost 60 million won (175 won).     South Korea is also installing public toilets in nanhai county, tongying city, juji city and gucheng city.

     There is no reason why South Korea spent so much money on building public toilets at sea. These are the main oyster farms in South Korea, and fishermen often find it inconvenient to go back to shore and use the toilet. The us food and drug administration suspended imports of frozen oysters from South Korea in May after several previous cases of poisoning caused by americans eating foods made in the country. The results showed that norovirus, which lives in the large intestine of humans, was found in south Korean oysters. In other words, the norovirus in the fishermen's defecation pollutes the oysters on the farm.

    After the United States decided to stop importing south Korean oysters, Canada and other places followed suit, causing an economic loss of 79.3 billion won this year. In the end, the idea of installing a toilet at sea came up on the south qingshang road to prevent the fishermen from defecating into the sea. The south gyeongsang road also popularizes the use of mobile toilets on 2,500 fishing boats. The popularity of portable flush toilets makes it easier for fishermen to fish and collect oysters, and flush them when they are full.