SEWAGE SPILLS GOING UNREPORTED IN FLORIDA-Andrew Stelzer

07/28/06

A new report finds that the public isn’t being properly informed about sewage and wastewater spills in the state of Florida. The clean water action fund did a study in 2005, and found that both public and private facilities were not always properly reporting potentially toxic spills to the public, or to the proper government agencies. They contacted all the relevant agencies afterwards, and then checked back in a year later to see if their recommendations made a difference. According to Nathan Gisler, the south Florida organizer with clean water action and the clean water fund, for the most part, things haven’t changed. Gisler told WMNF that the public needs to exert pressure, because they have a right to know what’s being expelled into their local waterways.

NATE GYSER

That was Nathan Gisler, the south Florida organizer with clean water action. To view the report on reporting of sewage spills in Florida, log onto www.cleanwaterfund.org

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