More trouble for the environment: Puerto Rico doesn’t want its coal ash — South Florida doesn’t want its human waste. Neither does the St. Johns RiverKeeper want it.
There is a direct link between excess sewage nutrients and algae growth, and the unwelcome result is apparent in the St. Johns River.
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St. Johns Riverkeeper: Sewage sludge is polluting the river
She says, the St. Johns River is feeling the toxic impacts of unfair sewage sludge spreading.
Published: 7:29 PM EDT July 29, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Florida — The St. Johns Riverkeeper organization is leading the local charge against sewage sludge in the river. Sewage sludge is a human waste byproduct that is treated, processed and given the state’s OK to spread on farmland.
The St. Johns Riverkeeper’s concern is not necessarily with the product itself, but “It’s really about the amount and quantity that’s being applied to the land and also how much our land is able to absorb from these different applications.”
The St. Johns Riverkeeper has created a petition on Change.org with hopes to “bring attention to the fact that sewage sludge has been banned in other parts of Florida,” Blankinship said.
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