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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mayor justly uses clout to protect the St. Johns river

Published 08/08/08 - The Florida Times-Union
At an event to mark the second anniversary of the signing of the River Accord, Peyton said he had "grave concerns" about plans by the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka to dump million of gallons of its polluted effluent into the middle of the river and he pledged a fight.

Georgia-Pacific got a permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in 2002 to build a 4-mile pipeline that would carry the crud produced by the mill to the middle of the river.

The mill wants to dump 23 million gallons of pollution into the river every day.

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