poisoned waters

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Posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2013-10-12 15:27:29

Up until this year the Saint Johns River in Florida has hosted the southernmost run of American shad and supported an excellent sport fishery for shad. On October 12, 2013, an algae bloom in the lower Saint Johns River produced algae toxins of 2,080 micrograms per liter of river water. The World Health Organization warns anything over 20 micrograms of algae toxin per liter of water makes that water unsafe for recreational use. The Saint Johns River keeper said, "I wouldn't touch, wouldn't breathe it." First the estuaries in Florida, now the Saint Johns River are becoming cesspools.
Savvy fishermen are well acquainted with the corporations, politicians, and financiers who created this cesspool for profit and know who, if anyone, will pay to fix it.

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