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Wow.

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Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning — the smelly and unhealthy evidence of which often ends up in people’s yards and homes. It’s a billion-dollar problem that climate change is making worse.

As sea level rise encroaches on South Florida, the Miami-Dade County study shows that thousands more residents may be at risk — and soon. By 2040, 64 percent of county septic tanks (more than 67,000) could have issues every year, affecting not only the people who rely on them for sewage treatment, but the region’s water supply and the health of anyone who wades through floodwaters.

“That’s a huge deal for a developed country in 2019 to have half of the septic tanks not functioning for part of the year,” said Miami Waterkeeper Executive Director Rachel Silverstein. “That is not acceptable.”


https://www.miamiherald.com/ne...rticle224132115.html


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If Miami is that deep in it, the White House must be about to sink.


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I'm so very confused, because according to the Florida legislators, climate change (shhhh!) doesn't even exist. Wink
 
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Originally posted by Nina:
I'm so very confused, because according to the Florida legislators, climate change (shhhh!) doesn't even exist. Wink


Mary Anna was just reading an article to me this weekend about the new Florida governor making c****** c***** a priority (but of course without mentioning the name). He's rolling back things Scott did, he's giving money for Everglades restoration, he's forcing resignations. And this was on his second day in office.

Environmental groups were cautiously optimistic.
 
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