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In these three spreadsheets you will see the toxic chemicals for which Florida is proposing changes. Take a few minutes to compare the current pollutant limits with the proposed and then see what EPA recommends.

The obvious question is:  WHY IS OUR STATE TRYING TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE ALLOWABLE AMOUNTS OF TOXIC AND IN SOME CASES CARCINOGENIC CHEMICALS THAT CAN BE DUMPED IN OUR WATERS?

THIS INCLUDES POTABLE DRINKING WATERS (CLASS I) AND FISHING AND SWIMMING WATERS (CLASS III).


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About the Author

Linda Young has been the executive director of the Clean Water Network of Florida since 1994. From 1989 to 1997, she founded and published a monthly statewide environmental newspaper. Over the past twenty three years, she has co-founded some of the most long-lasting and effective environmental organizations in the Southeast, including the Gulf Restoration Network, Gulf Coast Environmental Defense and C.A.T.E. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Southern Oregon University and a M.A. in Political Science/Campaign Management from the University of West Florida.



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