Dear Mr. Iglehart: It is no coincidence that the issue (or non-issue) of Hydrogen Sulfide has been brought to your attention by the same Marco Island residents that were mentioned to you very recently. It is of the utmost importance that you and your office understand that all care and caution must be excercised in any tests, actions and any conlcusions, as this group of citizens (that brought you in on this issue) is ruthless and will stop at nothing to achieve their goal. That goal being stoppage of the STRP for the benefit of Marco Island and the waters of the State of Florida. Be advised that these same citizens care nothing about the medical effects of Hydrogen Sulfide. They care only how they can use it (per the enclosed) and your office to stop the STRP and achieve their goal.
Please be aware that it has already happened where these citizens have taken actions that are illegal and immoral to achieve their goals. It is fully comprehensible and, in all probability, very likely that members of this group have actually tainted the very waters and the locale where the FDEP performed testing with a powdered form of Hydrogen Sulfide. In addition, it is very possible that additives were placed to create the effect in some of the pictures that were provided to your office. Objectivity is the goal for this and all testing.
As I have the utmost respect for your office and it's goals, I do not wish to see your office become the victim of these people that will stop at nothing to stop the installation of sewers. It is my STRONG recommendation that your office send samplers to Marco Island, UNANNOUNCED, to test random areas of discharge to properly measure levels of Hydrogen Sulfide. In this manner, neither the City nor it's residents can have any effect on the outcome of the tests.
My recommendation is made irrespective of the results of the previous tests you made, pass or fail. I am aware that the statements made in this e-mail border on the verge of a "Twilight Zone" type of atmosphere, and yes, that is what we have here. The STRP will be halted on Marco Island unless the State FDEP steps in and mandates otherwise. And until that happens, crazy things like this (and the enclosed e-mail sent for your amusement) will continue to occur.
Thank you for your time and attention. I hope you take my suggestion seriously as the situation here on Marco Island is very serious right now.