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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental groups want you to take a so-called Internet “slime tour” of polluted waterways in Florida as they try to raise public pressure for stricter pollution controls.

Today Earthjustice announced it is suing the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation over a new state rule for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution.

Those are the elements that come from wastewater and fertilizer and can cause bright green algae outbreaks in waterways like pictures show in the St. John’s River in 2005 and 2009.  The toxic blooms can be harmful to people and pets and cause fish kills.

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