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EPA Fining Florida Prison

Federal environmental officials plan to fine the State of Florida $100,000.00 for pollution violations at the Florida State Prison near Starke.

The violations involve operations at the prison's sewage treatment plant. United States Environmental Protection Agency officials said April 18th the plant has been releasing nitrogen, ammonia and organic matter into the New River in levels higher than those allowed by law.

The violations began in November 1987 and continued through February of this year.

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