April 27, 2017

South Florida dumps partially treated human waste offshore

Did you know that South Florida dumps millions of gallons of wastewater into our precious ocean every year? They’re supposed to end this practice by 2025. Will they make the deadline? Over the decades, billions of gallons of partially treated sewage have flushed their way from South Florida toilets to the Atlantic Ocean. Six plants jettisoned wastewater from outfall pipes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, releasing massive clouds that cause the surface to […]
March 29, 2017

More than one million gallons of sewage leaked into a Jacksonville waterway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Wills Branch waterway of the Cedar River on the city’s Westside this week, according to JEA. Residents in the Hyde Park area reported there was a foul odor coming from the Wills Branch Creek and a thick sludge on top of the water. The city-owned utility said the spill occurred this week because of a blockage at a lift station on Lenox Avenue. JEA […]
March 17, 2017

Retirement of St. John’s River Power Park the Right Move for the Environment and Local Community

The recent announcement by JEA and Florida Power & Light Company to decommission the St. John’s River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL in 2018 is a smart and responsible business decision. The coal plant’s output has been declining for a decade due to wide scale conservation efforts by consumers, as well as a changing energy landscape. The bottom line is that St. John’s River Power Park is no longer necessary and local communities shouldn’t have […]
February 10, 2017

Letter to Florida DEP regarding Mosaic New Wales Sinkhole Consent Order and response

Read CFSC’s Letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Mosaic New Wales Sinkhole Consent Order and their response here.     
February 10, 2017

Mosaic, state should have seen sinkhole forming, experts say

A year before a sinkhole drained 215 million gallons of contaminated water from the top of a Mulberry phosphogypsum stack, monitoring wells around the stack showed something was already going horribly wrong — something that two experts say indicated a sinkhole was forming. Read more here!
February 8, 2017

Forget arepas. Part of this city smells like a dump.

In parts of Doral, the aromas of blooming gardenias, the freshly mown grass of its golf courses and sizzling Venezuelan areas have increasingly been overpowered by the wafting odors of garbage. In unfortunate pockets of the city, the rotten-egg stench makes its way into palatial, half-million-dollar homes and condos. The source? The Medley landfill and the county’s Covanta Waste Energy Facility, which sit nearby. Read more on MiamiHerald.com