Martin Health System supports ‘Buy the Land’ bill


Toxic water in the Treasure Coast (Source: WPTV)

From WPBF: Martin Health System has now come out in support of Senate Bill 10.

The legislation proposes building a 60,000-acre reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to stop harmful discharges into the St. Lucie River.

Dr. Steven Parr, Director of Emergency Medicine at Tradition Medical Center said there are studies to determine whether the toxins can trigger certain diseases.

“(The toxins can cause) Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS also known as Lou Gherig’s disease,” said Parr.

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