So you can imagine that this story caught my eye as far as irony goes:
State officials today fined UC Davis $78,000 for pumping too much pollution into Putah Creek from its campus sewage treatment plant...
In the UC Davis case, the campus sewage treatment plant violated numerous pollution limits from Jan. 1, 2001, to March 31, 2008. Treated wastewater from the campus is discharged into Putah Creek. But several times over that period, effluent included too much aluminum, chlorine, copper, cyanide and coliform. Limits also were violated for salinity and sediment.
UC Davis is well-known for its life sciences programs.