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Monday, September 29, 2008

Researchers study water pollutants

Published 9/29/08 - Central Florida Future
In the partnership with Marion County, researchers study the retention ponds and how pollutants such as nitrates seep into the ground. They also study possible solutions such as adding different materials to the retention ponds to help filter nitrates.

She said the main problem in Marion County is the two major freshwater springs in the area: Rainbow Springs and Silver Glen Springs. If nitrates pollute the water that feeds the springs, it could lead to a change in the ecology of the river, Mowry said. That mean's it would no longer be a good swimming or fishing spot, Mowry said.
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