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Citrus County Water Project Might End Arsenic Concerns

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Having to choose between spending hundreds of dollars on bottled water or drinking tap water contaminated with arsenic might sound uncommon, but it is a problem some Citrus County residents have had for 10 years. Their struggle might come to an end next year thanks to a partnership between the …

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Legal Challenges Mount Over New Water Standards

Legal challenges mount over new water standards

After the Seminole Tribe of Florida launched a legal challenge earlier in the month, the city of Miami and a paper-mill industry group also are taking aim at controversial new state water-quality standards. The city and the group Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs, Inc., filed separate challenges during …

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Scott Pitches Septic Replacement Amid Algae Woes

Water full of algae laps along the Sewell's Point shore on the St. Lucie River under an Ocean Boulevard bridge, Monday, June 27, 2016. The Martin County Commission decided at an emergency meeting Tuesday to ask state and federal authorities to declare a disaster where blue-green algae has closed beaches. County officials on Florida's Atlantic coast want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River.  (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Money to reduce the use of septic systems will be in Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for next year, as the state grapples with swirling green algae coating waterways in parts of the Treasure Coast. However, incoming Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said that while cleaning runoff and replacing septic …

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