JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cleanup will soon begin on the St. Johns River thanks to a plan proposed by the city. It comes two years after it was supposed to be released.
Earlier this month tests showed toxins were below the harmful level for recreational exposure but about the threshold for drinking water.
According to the Florida Times Union, it's still unclear how the city will fund the work. There are construction projects that will cost at least $300 million dollars.
Public Works Director Jim Robinson wrote a letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in September. He said the city is committed to making improvements to the health of the St. Johns river and its tributaries and will meet state-imposed water pollution reduction goals for 2015 and 2023.