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Wow Dale that’s terrible stuff going on . We all need to contact the governor and stop this before it’s to late . I E mailed the Governor today about this . We need to do everything we can to stop this from happening.   Joe R. 

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I wonder if Captains For Clean Water could step in here and put some pressure on the right people?  400 million gallons of toxic waste water being released into Tampa Bay will be a catastrophic event imo.

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I see in the TB Times this morning it seems the problem is a bad wastewater plastic liner, that's been bad for a while, is leaking the contaminate. Looks like the worry is a major failure of the liner and it all escapes at one time. Now as geeviam says, "400 million gallons of toxic waste water being released into Tampa Bay will be a catastrophic event imo"....especially all at once.

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If they knew the liners where bad why not get tanker trucks in to pump it out like mentioned in the video above?  Sounds like they just said 'it's not our problem, let someone else take care of it. We will pay the fine and go on about our business as usual.'

I'll bet if that stuff was being pumped into the phosphate owners pool in his backyard or maybe into his house for drinking water for his family to drink there might be a little more urgency for him to address it! 

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8 minutes ago, lurem said:

If they knew the liners where bad why not get tanker trucks in to pump it out like mentioned in the video above?  Sounds like they just said 'it's not our problem, let someone else take care of it. We will pay the fine and go on about our business as usual.'

I'll bet if that stuff was being pumped into the phosphate owners pool in his backyard or maybe into his house for drinking water for his family to drink there might be a little more urgency for him to address it! 

I agree Dale . I am surprised that most of the members have not joined in by calling and e mailing our Florida politicians that seem to be ok with this disaster.   

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Interesting ,geevian . The Governor will be here today to talk about the situation. Only good thing is this is out in the open a little more than in the past . Hopefully some can be done to correct the problem . 

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Hummmm.......the plant has been closed down for around 20+ years and the gobberment is just now doing something?? Never let a catastrophe go to waste! Should have properly (magic word there) been taken care of many yeas ago, way before it became an emergency!! 

OK....I'm off my high horse!!  

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Nutrient loading has been an issue in the Bay for years and causes fish kills without having a red tide.

This event has happened twice before as lesser levels. The other spills did get a accompanying red tide but also caused a green algae bloom that created lethal low oxygen events. Then, the turbidity issues that come from sea grass destruction and the vicious cycle begins.

 

Dirty water leads to reduced sunlight and reduced sea grass growth and the cycle continues for years. It will be slow to occur but all of the gains we have made in sea grass coverage in Tampa bay will be lost.

 

You have to have healthy sea grass to have a health estuary.

This is gonna hurt for a long time.

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