It could cause fish kills, as well as human health dangers,” said Smith, as a pod of dolphin hunted for fish under her dock. “It’s important to note, there’s other ways to do this,” said Smith. No one from Chris’s Plumbing responded to multiple requests for comment on the permit request. A spokesperson for the county said the permit is being considered. “So, people fish here. They eat the fish here. My family and I, we swim here,” said Smith. The parcel of land where the dumping may occur is along a tributary for the Little Manatee River. It’s an area that Smith said is prone to flooding during the rainy season.
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