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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Waste line aimed for St. Johns

Published 7/31/08 The Florida Times-Union
Some environmental activists want to fight Georgia-Pacific's mill outside Palatka, whose wastewater would flow downstream toward Jacksonville. But they also blame Florida's Department of Environmental Protection for making an agreement with the mill years ago that led to a court order mandating the construction.

Building the 4-mile pipeline would let Georgia-Pacific stop discharging into Rice Creek, a much smaller waterway where the plant violates clean-water standards. But it would also mean diluting the wastewater in the river, which flows to Jacksonville.

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