Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Last week the St. Johns, this week the St. Marys

It seems big business can't keep their nasty toes out of Florida's rivers and waterways. After the announcement last week that Georgia Pacific plans to pipe paper mill waste directly into the heart of the St. Johns River, comes word this week that a company out of Dallas Texas wants to extract tannins from the St. Marys river for use in fertilizer. Tannins are the elements in the river that turns the water the color of tea. The effects of the removal of tannins on wildlife and the ecosystem has not been thoroughly studied, nor has the effect of pumping the "cleaned" water back into the river.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For details of Miocene Holdings LLC's plans for the St. Marys River visit