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Senator Joe Negron, District 32 — Press Release


April 24, 2015

CONTACT: Holly Demers, (850) 487-5032

Statement by Senator Negron on Lake Okeechobee Discharges

Stuart —

"I just spoke with Col. Dodd of the Army Corps of Engineers and he has ordered the immediate suspension of discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Lagoon and Estuary until testing of the recent toxic blue-green algae bloom can be completed. Testing results are expected next week.


I appreciate the corps’ decision today and hope the Army Corps will do everything possible to avoid harmful discharges in the future.”



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