Florida’s Red Tide Fueled By Sewage

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Dumping Sewage On Farms, Open Space Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven counties in Southwest Florida over an unusually severe red tide outbreak. Unfortunately, red tide is now another symptom of sewage mismanagement on land. Florida, like most states, now thinks of sewage as fertilizer. Red tide, which scientists