FCC News Brief – July 10, 2019

Written by Florida Conservation Coalition

Read Stormwater pumps continue to pollute Biscayne Bay – “For years, environmentalists have complained the pumps Miami Beach uses to keep streets from flooding are polluting Biscayne Bay. Photos and videos from residents show plumes of dirty runoff being discharged into the water — and in one case, swallowed by a manatee. Mike Alvarez, who served as both Miami Beach infrastructure and assistant public works director, says the problem is the design of the city’s stormwater pumps. Although they filter out large pieces of trash, they pretty much expel water from the streets directly into the bay — depositing oil,

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