Fertilizers Banned in Polluted Florida County

Certain fertilizers will be banned from use during summer months and rainy times of the year in Pinellas County, Florida after a recent ruling by the County Commission.
January 21, 2010, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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Roughly 75% of the county's waterways have been found impaired by pollutants, many of which are nitrogen- or phosphate-based, two main ingredients in commercial fertilizers.

"Sales of fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphates will be banned starting next year from June through September - or any time during the year when big storms or flooding hit - in Pinellas County. Applying that fertilizer on lawns will be banned starting this summer.

"We all have a moral responsibility to take care of the Earth, to take care of what's given to us," said Commissioner Susan Latvala. "

Thanks to Governing Magazine

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Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 in St. Petersburg Times
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