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DEP: Water wells near Piney Point Okay

Residential wells near a former Piney Point phosphate plant that had been leaking met drinking water standards for all tested parameters, state officials said Wednesday.

The state tested wells of three residents living near the site, which is now owned by HRK Holdings LLC, and found no reason for concern, said Dee Ann Miller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in a summary provided with water quality testing results.

"These water quality test results show no exceedances or concerns for any of the applicable primary drinking water standards," she said.