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Springs bill clears Senate with fate in House uncertain

Sen. Charlie Dean is the sponsor of SB 1576. The measure sailed through the Senate on a 38-0 vote. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A springs bill passed the Senate on Wednesday with the looming question of what will happen to it in the House?

Springs, which provide cooling relief to summer bathers and winter homes for manatees, have become covered with slime because of increasing nitrogen in groundwater, scientists say.

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