Keep Carcinogens Out of Our Water
After Florida's Environmental Regulation Commission voted last week to approve a proposal that would increase the number of regulated chemicals from 54 to 92 allowed in rivers, streams and other sources of drinking water, the Miami City Commission unanimously voted to strongly oppose any amendments to the assessment methodology or the surface water quality standards which would increase the allowable limits of certain chemicals and carcinogens in surface waters in Florida. The resolution, which was sponsored as a pocket item by Commissioner Francis Suarez, requests that the Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Regulation Commission, the Environmental Protection Association, and the Governor reject and/or withdraw the proposed amendments.
"The Environmental Regulation Commission's vote is clearly concerning, as it presents yet another obstacle in being able to keep our water free from pollutants," said Commissioner Suarez. "Because of the negative effects this action will have on our health, our environment, and our quality of life, we must strongly oppose any amendments to the assessment methodology or the surface water quality standards that allow for more contaminants in our water supply."
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