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DeSantis steering more money to Piney Point, state promises accountability; "We want this to be the last chapter," governor says.

Apr 13, 2021 - Tampa Bay Times

Gov. Ron DeSantis is steering another $15.4 million toward cleaning up polluted water at the old Piney Point phosphate plant in Manatee County, where a leak in recent weeks has prompted the release of more than 200 million gallons of wastewaterinto Tampa Bay.

"We want this to be the last chapter of the Piney Point story," the governor said at a news conference in Manatee on Tuesday. He said the money will be freed up by redirecting existing appropriations to the Florida Department of Envir...