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Florida spending $7M to clean up Lake Jesup pollution

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida is spending $7 million to turn a retention pond into Lake Jesup's last defense.

The state wants to prevent pollution from flowing down into the lake from the St. John's River.

About 65,000 pounds of pollution enter the lake every year.

Soldier's Creek is the highway that dumps all the pollution from the west into Lake Jesup.

The contamination will be stopped at a retention pond near US Highway 17-92 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard.