New State Funding For Indian River Lagoon Cleanup
Indian River Lagoon cleanup is getting a $24 million infusion from the state.
The money is aimed at eliminating the nutrient pollution that nourishes algae blooms. A bloom last year triggered the worst fish kill in the lagoon in modern history.
Some $10 million will go toward removing muck from the Eau Gallie River, a lagoon tributary. The foul-smelling black substance is an accumulation of decades of nutrient pollution.
Rockledge will get $162,000 for septic tank removal.
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