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PINEY POINT UPDATE

After a month of monitoring since the Cover Story in our May edition, experts from the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science declared at a press conference on May 24th that the release of nutrient-laden wastewater from the Piney Point stack has largely dispersed. Their research shows that the concentration of nutrients in [...]

The unfortunate need to release 270 million gallons of polluted “process water” in early April from the southern phosphogypsum stack at Piney Point is very troubling. The release was deemed necessary by the FDEP to avoid the collapse of the entire pond that would have flooded over 200 homes with a wall of contaminated water. [...]

On Friday April 2, The Sarasota Bay Watch and its loyal volunteers seeded another eighty-eight bushels or about 105,000 native southern hard-shell clams (Mercenaria Campenchiensis) in Sarasota Bay. This was an historic event as it marked the last time the clams will be cultivated down in Pine Island Sound and trucked up to Sarasota Bay [...]

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