NAPLES DAILY NEWS: Florida gov orders 24-hour public notice of pollution events

NAPLES DAILY NEWS: September 26, 2016. Written by Associated Press.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an emergency rule requiring public notification of pollution events within 24 hours, a move that comes after it took weeks to notify local residents about a fertilizer plant that leaked millions of gallons of contaminated water into a major aquifer.

In a news release Monday, Scott says a recent sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole incident revealed outdated state reporting laws.

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