WPTV: Fertilizer giant funding pollution study of Indian River Lagoon

Internationally recognized deep-sea explorer Dr. Edith Widder founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association, a scientific based conservation nonprofit. (Source: www.teamorca.org)


From WPTV: Dr. Edie Widder with the Ocean Research & Conservation Association in Fort Pierce was very skeptical at first when Scotts Miracle-Gro offered to fund a 2-year $500,000 study looking at pollution in the lagoon.

Widder introduced Tuesday a seven member committee made up of environmentalists, government, and agribusiness to oversee the research.

“A lot of really good people we can be confident that won’t be influenced by industry,” she said.

For the complete story: http://www.wptv.com/news/region-martin-county/fertilizer-giant-funding-pollution-study-of-lagoon

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