Campus News

Dark water

A Science Daily story about contaminated water reaching Florida’s offshore keys quoted Erin Lipp, associate professor of environmental health sciences. “The widespread use of in-ground waste disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to be leading the contamination of submarine groundwater, even up to six miles offshore,” Lipp said. “When the contaminated groundwater mixes with surface water and reaches the reef, the corals as well as human health might be harmed.”