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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Protesters demand EPA impose pollution rules on Florida

Published January 18, 2013 Tampa Bay Times
About 150 environmental activists from around the state, many wearing green T-shirts that said "Ask Me About SLIME," crowded into the hallway in front of a ballroom door to protest what they viewed as lax water pollution regulations.

The dispute is over how to cut nutrient pollution, which in the past 30 years has become the most common water pollution problem in the state. Nitrates and phosphorous from fertilizer, septic waste and other sources feed the increase in slimy algae blooms that kill fish and cause respiratory problems and rashes among swimmers.

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