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Old 09-16-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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This is bad, same fertilizer company fined heavily last year already.
Giant sinkhole opens up at Mosaic fertlizer plant, causing contaminated water to flow into aquifer | Bradenton Herald
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:04 PM
 
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The sinkhole was found by crews in a containment pond at the New Wales Mosaic plant in Mulberry on August 27th!! Wow, three weeks ago!

Sinkhole sends millions of gallons of radioactive water into Florida Aquifer | abc13.com
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Well at least it is only"slightly radioactive water"!
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:56 AM
 
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More icing on the cake of our state government's complete sell out to corporate interests and lack of concern for environmental protection.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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The amount of radioactivity is just slightly above background level, naturally occurring. Gypsum plants have these piles and they are normal. Seen them around for decades. Another 'the sky is falling' story.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Then why are they hiring an outside company to investigate? Unnecessary money spent if that's the case

Mosaic apologizes over contaminated water dumped into aquifer - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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The amount of radioactivity is just slightly above background level, naturally occurring. Gypsum plants have these piles and they are normal. Seen them around for decades. Another 'the sky is falling' story.
"A field technician found the water level had dropped at one of the ponds, and upon investigation, found a 45-foot hole with seemingly no bottom, WFTS-TV reports. Since then, about 215 million gallons of contaminated water used to process fertilizer has drained into the hole."

How is that a "sky is falling" story? 215 million gallons of contaminated water + aquifer equals god knows what...
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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More icing on the cake of our state government's complete sell out to corporate interests and lack of concern for environmental protection.
That's the one thing we can count on our state politicians for; pandering to corporate interests and turning a blind eye to environmental issues if that is in conflict with the corporation's desires/interests.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:01 PM
 
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Clean water is gonna be our state's downfall. Not alligators, not hurricanes, not politicians.

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The Floridan aquifer into which the wastewater leaked supplies Cape Coral, Lee County's largest city, as well as thousands of other homes throughout the region.

Questions remain about exactly what "slightly" radioactive means. Is the waste as radioactive as a banana? Raw gold? Mosaic officials hesitated to specific.

"A way to describe the radioactivity in the processed water and our gypsum is that it's a low level of naturally occurring radioactivity," said Waters. "The ore we mine out of the ground contains uranium and all the uranium products naturally that are there...But it's still present and it's detectable... Primarily, radium sulfate is the form of the radioactive material that is most expected to be in the gypsum," she said.

However, she's confident contaminated water will never reach Southwest Florida. "The contaminants including the radioactive materials settle out readily... They don't travel. They're solid materials; they're not in a solution. So they're not migrating in the water through the aquifer (however) the constituents of sodium and sulfate, which are ions and not molecules, do travel more readily and those are things we would be able to detect if they were to show up in our monitoring wells."

Even if contamination was on the move, it wouldn't go anywhere very fast, said spokeswoman Jackie Barron. "I don't think people realize how slowly water moves through the Floridan aquifer: It moves about 1,000 feet a month."
http://www.news-press.com/story/news...hole/90617996/
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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Neighbors file federal lawsuit against Mosaic
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