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Running head: SAINT JOHNS RIVER 1 Saint Johns River Angel Bingham SCI/275 November 26, 2011 Anwar Johnson
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SAINT JOHNS RIVER 2 Saint Johns River The Saint Johns River is 310 miles long and is the largest river in Florida. The river is also severely polluted. This pollution comes from storm water runoff that contains pesticides in addition to various other pollutants that come from oil from the streets, fertilizer, and wastes from faulty septic systems just to name a few (Water's Journey: The River Returns, 2005). The second biggest contributor is Georgia-Pacific. The Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka, Florida, has discharged the plants wastewater into Rice Creek since 1947 (St Johns River Keeper, 2011). As a result of the inability to meet water standards for Rice Creek, Georgia-Pacific has proposed building a four mile pipeline that will allow the company to dump its wastewater directly into the Saint Johns River. This proposition prompted the St Johns River Keeper to hire water-quality experts and engineers to analyze the study used to validate the pipeline. It was their findings that sparked a
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