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Melbourne Leaders Don’t Think Muck Landfill Will Stink

Posted on August 28, 2015

By Rick Neale, Florida Today

Muck dredged from the Eau Gallie River is composed of sediments that washed in from the surrounding watershed — not smelly sewage or toxic industrial wastes like in the polluted Little Calumet River near Chicago, John Windsor said.

“How did they get there? We did it. It’s our responsibility. We need to clean this up,” Windsor, who chairs the Florida Institute of Technology‘s marine and environmental systems program, told the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday.

“We’re making great progress on this. And I think that the location picked by the water management district is the best spot,” Windsor said of a proposed muck landfill site near the Sarno Landfill.


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