Orlando, the "City Beautiful," agreed to pay for cleaning up the contamination rather than risk landing the city on a list of the nation's most hazardous places, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
So they are pumping more than 30,000 gallons of molasses into the ground.
But it's not your run-of-the-mill molasses — it's feed-grade molasses, not for human consumption.
Here's another example of state-of-the-art technology deployed in Manatee County to halt massive leaks of contaminated water: Workers used seven Queen-sized mattresses, a balloon, sandbags and even soil to try to block the flow of water.
Great green technology or a sure sign we're broke?
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