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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Recognizing Silver River threat, officials planning to clean up Half Mile Creek.

Published Jan. 30, 2007
It's dubbed the "monster pipe" by local environmentalists, who see it as a monstrous pollution problem for the Silver River.

The 52-inch-wide concrete pipe with a metal grate over its mouth sits a few feet off State Road 40 just east of the Silver Springs attraction's property. For some 40 years, untreated stormwater runoff - and all the oil, grease and chemicals it carries - have flowed through the pipe into Half Mile Creek, a tributary of the Silver River.

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