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Army Corps to reduce Lake O outflows; experts blame urban growth

Pollution from population growth and urban development — not water releases from Lake Okeechobee — is the primary cause of the foul-smelling slime turning many waterways in Martin County a bright blue-green, an expert in expert in algae blooms said Thursday.

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Research: Septic systems ‘primary’ source of river, reef pollution

Septic systems are a primary source of St. Lucie River pollution, according to a soon-to-be-released study Martin County-commissioned from the Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

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Study: Leaky septic tanks contaminate St. Lucie River

Water quality on the Treasure Coast remains a hot topic locally and nationally but now there are renewed efforts for a closer look at a major contributor to pollution.

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