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Indian River Lagoon Cleanup Gets More Funding

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Amy Green
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WMFE
Muck scientist John Trefry eyes one of two dredges removing muck from the Indian River Lagoon.

Cleanup for the Indian River Lagoon is getting a $24 million infusion from the state.

The money is aimed at eliminating the nutrient pollution that nourishes algae blooms. A bloom last year triggered the worst fish kill in the lagoon in modern history.

Some $10 million will go toward removing muck from the Eau Gallie River, a lagoon tributary. The foul-smelling black substance is an accumulation of decades of nutrient pollution.

Rockledge will get $162,000 for septic tank removal.