WPTV: Environmental issues label 2018 as #toxic18

WPTV: Written by Alex Hagan. December 29, 2018.


OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — The environment and our water woes were clearly some of the biggest issues of 2018.

The word "toxic" wasn’t even a thought in the first couple of months of the year.

Then May came with lots and lots of rain. Lake Okeechobee filled up with polluted water, as well as our canals.

"Don’t want people out here touching it, breathing it in," said Emily Mauri in Stuart.

Once again, blue-green algae plagued the St. Lucie River. Business owners lost money.

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