The problem is not always corporations. They are part of the problem, but in the real world it is the human population itself and the increasing waste of an increasing population that is the worst pollution offenders on this planet.
Scientists have now proven that 60% of the pollution found in Florida waters comes from human septic waste. 60%. And it is from this waste that is causing the algae blooms, and from those comes the BMAA that can not be removed from the water by normal water treatment facilities. BMAA passes right on through to every faucet in every house online. Even the wells are now becoming contaminated.
The ONLY solution to this growing problem is an immediate reversal of the population increase. Rather than increase human numbers, our only solution and salvation is a reduction of the human population numbers.
Industry pollution is directly related to population increase.
It seems we are humans stampeding ourselves over a cliff and only once we go over will the real heavy lifting in problem solving be paramount while today it is largely still ignored.
Shame here in Florida I have to study maps of water flow that carries with it the toxic waste I have to avoid when I consider where to take my boat and fish.
Do I want to go into Florida's toilet bowl Lake Okeechobee, or avoid the worst concentration of human waste in Florida and head to our only clean waters left that are spring fed? Fortunately I live in the middle of our best spring waters so the choice is clear for me and my boys... Shame the future they will have here with increasing human population numbers making it worse every day and every year.
They say 1,000 people a day move into Florida. With numbers like this there is no solution in sight. We are poisoning ourselves and ignoring it to a large degree. I can not do that any longer.
Even the BassMaster Elite on the St. Johns River launches their boats and tournament just South of the major polluters of that river so they too can avoid the toxic waters here.
Where do you want to fish today boys? Head into the sewers, or try and find clean water today? These are our choices these days...
I will never fish Okeechobee again. And for those who do, the heaviest concentration of nutrient loading comes down the Kissimmee River from central Florida. Before 2018 it averaged 558 metric tons per year dumped into that lake. In 2018 it set a record with 1,040 metric tons... and with 60% coming from human waste, and with 1,000 a day moving into Florida... guess what? Okeechobee is turning into Florida's most toxic sewage dumping ground and best to avoid it until this problem is solved.