April 14th – A reservoir with wastewater in Florida, United States, leaked earlier, causing millions of gallons of wastewater to flow into Tampa Bay, threatening surrounding houses and enterprises. Florida Governor DeSantis ordered on the 13th local time to permanently close the wastewater pond.
According to ABC, DeSantis announced the news at a press conference on the 13th, and instructed the environmental department to formulate a plan to invest 15.4 million US dollars in wastewater treatment to reduce the substances that cause fish death and algae proliferation.
The industrial wastewater pond was exposed to leak in early April and could “clam the levee” at any time, causing an environmental disaster. In order to prevent its leakage and flooding, Florida has urgently evacuated local residents.