|Published:||Jul 27, 2010 1:55 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 23, 2010 8:18 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla - WINK News has learned the Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether the Everest Water Reclamation Facility in Cape Coral leaked millions of gallons of polluted water into the Caloosahatchee River.
A anonymous whistle blower sent WINK News Call For Action several documents showing evidence of pollution by the Everest facility.
That same whistle blower sent those same documents to the Department of Environmental Protection as well as Cape Coral City Council.
WINK News tried to speak to the three men named in the anonymous letter, but the city will not allow them to speak.
The letter accused the Chief Operator of covering up a 3.5 million gallon reclaimed water leak flowing into the Caloosahatchee River. Supposedly, three important employees changed the records after the fact.
Now, the DEP is investigating to see if the allegations are true.
Officials stress there is nothing wrong with pumping water into the river. They have a permit to dump an average of 15 million gallons into it every month.
Investigators are more concerned about whether or not the records were changed. If proven, this could mean a large fine or loss of license for the workers at Everest. They hope to have the investigation wrapped up by Wednesday, when the plant's monthly water report will be available to look at.