Phosphate Threatens Florida's Environment and Groundwater
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with guest Dennis Mader who is with People for Protecting Peace River 3PR to get his view on the news that the Mosaic phosphate company has been granted the right to pump 70 million more gallons of freshwater from the underground aquifer to use in its mining operations. If you drive along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa and look across Hillsborough Bay, drive along US 60 through Polk County or through the east side of Manatee County and youâll see them. Giant gypsum stacks. The slightly radioactive byproduct of phosphate mining. The scale of the mines is hard to describe unless youâve driven to or worked on the sites. To hear more about this listen to the full show above.
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