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Caloosahatchee pollution

By Staff | Oct 3, 2018

To the editor:

As we read it, the facts are as follows:

– Lake Okeechobee and its tributaries are hopelessly polluted, and

– There is a water-cleansing facility south of Lake Okeechobee, operated by public funds, but

– U.S. Sugar runoff already uses the full capacity of that facility, therefore

– Polluted water from Lake Okeechobee is flushed down the Caloosahatchee to avoid overfilling Lake Okeechobee!

– To stop this, an additional cleaning facility is needed, with an outlet to the south, but

– There is now no plan and timetable to construct that facility and outlet, and

– No branch of state or federal government, or prospective candidate, is taking any action to get that done!

– Who will do that job?

Dick Hasselman