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White House approves southern reservoir as toxic algae levels climb

photo cyndi lenzWhite House approves southern reservoir as toxic algae levels climb

White House approves southern reservoir as toxic algae levels climb

Congressman Brian Mast reported this yesterday on his Facebook page:

“We have just received word that the White House has approved the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir. The next step is for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to formally transmit the project to Congress so that we can authorize it.

Since we passed a placeholder for this project in May, our community has been under attack from a barrage of toxic algal blooms that pose a significant risk to human health. This storage reservoir is critical to reducing the frequency of these discharges.

Congress must authorize this project as soon as possible because every day that goes by without it means more business being forced to close, more animals dying and more people getting sick. Lives are quite literally hanging in the balance, and I will continue doing everything I can to get this across the finish line. Failure is not an option.”

Yesterday, Tyler Treadway at the TC Palm reported this:

Highly toxic algae reported in C-44 Canal as return of Lake Okeechobee discharges looms

“When Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River resume, the water is likely to contain highly toxic algae.

A water sample taken July 5 at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam, the conduit for Lake O water to the St. Lucie, was 15 times as toxic as what the World Health Organization considers hazardous in recreational contact.”

We are literally sitting here waiting to hear if the locks will open.

#toxic18

 

 

 

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