Toxic Invasion In One Of America’s Most Beautiful Beach Destinations | NBC Nightly NewsFeb 18, 2020
in pristine south florida an urgent public health crisis the city of fort lauderdale rushing to clean up over 200 million gallons of
toxicsewage the smell was horrible flooding the streets seeping into homes and spilling into waterways since december normally on a
beautifulday like this that lake would be full of people fishing and kayaking now closed after raw sewage was dumped into it a problem aging city infrastructure our infrastructure is catastrophic we broke it all needs to be replaced this is the state of emergency Fort Lauderdale's sewer system was built over half a century ago, leaks that began in 2014 led to a state mandate requiring the city to start improvements immediately and fix the system by 2026.
We're losing access to clean drinking water. We lack access to our waterways. We're having health risks dean trent alice is the mayor of fort lauderdale there's no way someone took care of every aspect overnight it's going to take years many worried the damage could take years to reverse with more sewage spilled than oil leaked during the Deepwater Horizon disaster Sam Brock NBC News Fort Lauderdale NBC News fans thank you for visiting our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking that Click here and click any of the videos here to view the latest interviews, show highlights and digital exclusives.
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