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Judge invalidates pollution notification rule

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A Florida administrative law judge says a rule requiring companies to notify the public of pollution events within 24 hours is invalid. The new rule was pushed by Gov. Rick Scott after it took weeks for the public to be notified about a giant sinkhole at a fertilizer plant that sent millions of gallons of polluted water into the state’s main drinking water aquifer. Administrative law judge Bram Canter on Friday ruled that the new rule, which would result in fines…

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