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Toxic Invasion In One Of America’s Most Beautiful Beach Destinations | NBC Nightly News

Toxic Invasion In One Of America’s Most Beautiful Beach Destinations | NBC Nightly News
in pristine South Florida an urgent public health crisis the city of Fort Lauderdale rushing to clean up more than 200 million gallons of

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sewage the smell was horrendous whoof flooding the streets seeping into houses and spilling into waterways since December normally on a

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day like this that Lake would be filled with people fishing and paddle boarding kayaking now closed off after raw sewage poured into it one problem the city's aging infrastructure our infrastructure is
toxic invasion in one of america s most beautiful beach destinations nbc nightly news
catastrophic we broken it all needs to be replaced this is the state of emergency Fort Lauderdale sewage system was built more than a half-century ago leaks beginning at 2014 led to a state mandate requiring the city start improvements immediately and fix the system by 2026 we're losing access to clean drinking water we're lacking access to our waterways we're having health risks dean trent alice is the mayor of Fort Lauderdale there's no way anyone could have taken care of every
toxic invasion in one of america s most beautiful beach destinations nbc nightly news
single aspect overnight it's going to take years to do it many worried the damage could take years to reverse with more sewage spilled than oil leak during the Deepwater Horizon disaster Sam Brock NBC

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