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Sunday, July 20, 2008

State agency has concerns about 'monster pipe'

Published July 19, 2008
Marion County officials don’t want to see their plan to cut down on the pollution flowing to the Silver River through the State Road 40 “monster pipe” turn into a pipe dream. But officials with one state office have concerns the county’s solution could actually lead to pollution.

Meanwhile, four years after Ocala and county officials first started to try to solve the monster pipe problem, untreated stormwater and all the oil, grease and chemicals it carries, from a 2½ mile of stretch of SR 40 starting at Southeast 25th Avenue, continues to flow through the 52-inch wide pipe’s mouth into a creek feeding the Silver River.

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