Article in The Guardian – Florida faces ‘imminent’ pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond

by Richard Luscombe in Miami Sun, April 4, 2021, 5:16 PM·5

What happens when the can is kicked down the road…..eventually problems become catastrophes. So will be the infrastructure throughout the U.S. if Biden is not able to get an infrastructure bill passed…. Our presidents and lawmakers have been all talk….time to do something…..before another catastrophe happens.

“As long ago as 2003, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reported, reservoir walls were crumbling. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously authorized the dumping of hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic water into the Gulf of Mexico. At a meeting of the Manatee commission on Thursday, called after the seriousness of the new leak became apparent, engineers pointed to the deterioration of the pond’s decades-old plastic liner.”

Environment protection group Mana-Sota 88 said “The current crisis can be traced back to the absurd 2006 decision to allow dredged material from Port Manatee to be placed into one of the gyp stacks at Piney Point, something the stack was never designed for and should have never been allowed.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-faces-imminent-pollution-catastrophe-162942074.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

Fair Housing Month

“Every April REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation, and a recommitment to expanding equal access to housing.” (Taken from https://www.nar.realtor/fair-housing/fair-housing-month. More info can be found here on this National Association of REALTORS site.)

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