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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Back in April when the release of 215 million gallons of nutrient laden water from the Piney Point Phosphogypsum stacks was underway, I wrote that some of the effects would be immediate and others would not be realized for some time. Research done by scientists with USF suggested soon after the release, that dilution of the nutrients took care of the issue with no immediate repercussions. This reminds me of the old adage from the 1960's that went, "the solution to pollution is dilution" which has proven to be bunk many times over.


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The same holds true of red tide. In my experience, I've never seen a red tide bloom originate and intensify within Tampa Bay, east of the Skyway Bridge where the Piney Point release took place. There is currently high concentrations of red tide counts and heavy fish kills there. In the past week, the bay side of St. Petersburg has seen huge rafts of dead fish with manatees, dolphins and turtles in the mix.


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BLUF: It is simple: a costal mine for raw fertilizer ingredients collapses due to state managers neglecting the disaster site, and the fertilizer ingredients feed the algae, resulting in record algae blooms.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-07-22 05:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pollution in Floriduh?


#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-22 09:08 AM | Reply

They're not blaming it on homeless people this time?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-22 10:07 AM | Reply

Governor of that state should be onsite everyday until resolved.
Not in Texas, running for president.

#4 | Posted by Docman at 2021-07-22 06:41 PM | Reply

The GqP won't be happy until all of the US is a superfund site.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-22 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ron DeSantis displays his own disqualification for higher office or even reelection in Florida virtually every day he serves as Governor. Just yesterday he made a fool of himself insisting that "our children need to be able to breath" in regard to masks, the fool ignores the fact that those under 12 can't get vaccinated but are still very susceptible to the virus. It is crazy to not insist on the basic prevention tools we have to protect those children. Is he crazy? Or is he just evil? Either way, children will die because of his pronouncements, his idiotic refusal to mandate masks for school kids. Yes they are not comfortable or desirable but compared to sickness and death they are a monor inconvenience to all except Trump sychophants, which Ron DeSantis definitely is. He simply can't speak out against anything Trump, he doesn't have the basic strength of character, even when he knows it is wrong.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2021-07-23 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why do people insist that they be comfortable at all times?

#7 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-23 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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