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 Mast to introduce new legislation prioritizing public health, safety to stop harmful dischargees

 Mast to introduce new legislation prioritizing public health, safety to stop harmful dischargees

St. Lucie River Recently Tested Nearly 50 Times More Toxic Than Safe For Human Contact 

Stuart, Fla. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), along with Bullsugar.org, will host a media availability on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to announce new legislation aimed at prioritizing public health and safety to stop harmful discharges that have plagued the east and west coasts of Florida.

WHO:

Rep. Mast

Bullsugar.org

Environmental and Health Experts

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Stuart Riverwalk Stage

Located Behind Stuart City Hall

121 SW Flagler Avenue

Stuart, FL 34994

WHAT:

Toxic algae can cause nausea, vomiting, liver disease and even death.  Scientists have linked at least one other toxin in the algae to neurological diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.  On August 23, 2018, algae in the St. Lucie River tested nearly 50 times more toxic than the level considered safe for human contact, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has continued to insist that they have “an extremely limited ability to address water quality.”

The current priorities have resulted in the lake being managed to the substantial detriment of the communities east and west of the lake, whose health and safety is routinely put at risk.  Rep. Mast’s bill will amend these priorities to protect public health and safety on the Treasure Coast and throughout Florida.

 

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