Piney Point disaster could leave tax payers on the hook

July 27, 2012 

A series of Bradenton Herald reports reveal the toxic spill at Piney Point could have been prevented had the state's environmental agency stopped the port's dredging project when a tear was discovered months for the work began. The state also never installed a commonly-used protective dirt cover on the reservoir liner, which many experts believe contributed to the ripping. Now taxpayers may be on the hook for $15.8 million worth of environmental clean up.

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