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Column: A toxic proposal for Florida

A little extra cancer-causing chemicals in your fish and shellfish? Yum. Thanks, @FloridaGOP

  • The Clean Water Act says that states (or EPA if states don’t comply) must maintain some bare minimum level of protection for these uses.
  • But there is federal law that requires at least minimal protection for humans that may use Florida’s waters for drinking water supplies, shellfishing, swimming and fishing.
  • In light of the serious crisis, it is hard to believe that our own state government wants to allow even more toxins in our waters and eventually in our bodies.
  • I think most of us expect that too, and most people have no idea what a lousy job our state is doing.
  • If there are no regulations, polluters can dump all they want.

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@FlaDems: “A little extra cancer-causing chemicals in your fish and shellfish? Yum. Thanks, @FloridaGOP”


Unless you just like a little extra cancer-causing chemicals in your fish and shellfish, you may want to pay close attention to a decision that will be made Tuesday morning in Tallahassee.


Column: A toxic proposal for Florida

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