Originally published in The News-Press by Amy Bennett Williams on July 12, 2019

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers acknowledged it has released water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers that has contained toxic cyanobacteria.

In a hearing about the releases from Lake Okeechobee, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, a Palm City Republican, questioned Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon of the Corps.

The hearing took place before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, and Mast published a portion of the exchange on his website.

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