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Resource ID: #21258
Subject: Environment
Source: WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
Date: July 12 - November 13



This investigation focused on a possible home development in Plant Springs, FL. WFLA-TV and the Tampa Tribune found out about a development that was to be built on property that had once been a city and county landfill. The area was also near a phosphate plant which had many environmental violations. The investigation prompted a health study of the area, and officials found contamination in many of the water wells. The investigation also prompted officials to test the air quality of the area and to investigate people's physical complaints to see if they were consistent with exposure to contamination.

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