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Archive Follow-Up Words by Rain Henderson & Kerry Speckman In 1995, Folio spoke with Cindy Mosling, co-founder of B.E.A.K.S. (Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary) on Big Talbot Island, about pelicans. “Here we go again,” Mosling said about reports from concerned local workers in Mayport regarding pelicans dying in the St. Johns River. But something was different this time. Instead of being caused by an oil spill, Mosling insisted, a massive petroleum fire occurring two years prior was the culprit. After she learned 600,000 gallons of fire retardant, known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), were dumped in the St. …

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