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NRC Panel Pokes Holes In Everglades Scheme

Science  09 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5506, pp. 959-961
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5506.959b

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An expert panel that has taken a first cut at reviewing the controversial $7.8 billion plan to restore the Everglades is sounding a note of caution about one of its essential elements. In a report released last week, the National Research Council panel raises concerns about the planned use of wells drilled in southern Florida's Upper Floridan aquifer--a vast, porous layer of limestone--as storage tanks to regulate water levels in the region.

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