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3 agencies investigating illegal dumping claims in wetlands near Bradenton condos

BRADENTON – Another former employee of a waterfront condominium complex in Bradenton has come forward with claims that solid waste was dumped in mangroves near the property.

The Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Manatee County Code Enforcement are investigating complaints about Palma Sola Harbour, including claims of illegal dumping.

Less than a mile from Palma Sola Harbour’s million-dollar views, the DEP found evidence of “filling activities,” according to an inspection report.

“Filling of wetlands and mangrove alteration to permit the filling activities were observed,” the DEP document states.