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The Cost of EPA Cleanup

November 12th, 2009 by flanews

Fifty billion dollars. That’s the estimated cost of cleaning up Florida’s lakes, rivers, and canals.

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking Florida to reduce the amount of nutrient pollution in the states waterways and could enforce new regulations as early as next year. Several business groups are joining two former DEP secretaries to fight the EPA. Paul Steinbrecher, a spokesman with the Florida Water Environment Association says the new standard will require millions of dollars of upgrades to water treatment plants.

The average combined water and sewer is 56 dollars per month. With this regulation and those billions of dollars of upgrades I just told you about it would by 62 dollars per month. So that is more than double, said Steinbrecher.

The EPA has yet to reveal details of the new standards which raises questions about the opposition groups math.

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