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Water-Filtration Plant Sparks Concern About Impact on Ecology

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Water-Filtration Plant Sparks Concern About Impact on Ecology

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Water-Filtration Plant Sparks Concern About Impact on Ecology

Water-Filtration Plant Sparks Concern About Impact on Ecology

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A new, $100-million plant in Tampa, Fla., converts seawater into fresh drinking water, making the city the first in the country to get a substantial portion of its drinking water from the sea. But some fear the salty concentrate left over from the filtering process will harm the region's rich marine life. NPR's Phillip Davis reports.