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Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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UPDATE: Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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Florida Legislature approves using radioactive phosphogypsum in roads; environmental groups urge the governor to veto

The Florida Senate gave final approval to a bill that could allow radioactive phosphogypsum in road construction; Environmentalists are urging Ron DeSantis to veto HB 1191 because of concerns over "water quality and public health."

Florida House backs plan to use phosphogypsum in road construction

The Florida House passed a bill allowing the use of phosphogypsum, in building roads.
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Possible tear in the lining of Mosaic’s New Wales gypstack

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection reports a possible tear in the lining of Mosaic’s New Wales gypstack.

HRK warned of disaster at Piney Point for months and asked for help, now DEP says they’re on the hook

HRK holdings spent months warning Manatee commissioners and state officials of impending disaster at Piney Point. Despite the pleas for help, Florida officials said HRK will be on the hook for a narrowly avoided catastrophe...
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Environmental Activist addresses Mosaic sinkhole, expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County

By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we talked about the effects phosphate mining in West central Florida. Billions of tons of phosphogypsum- located in Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Desoto counties-is strip mined and eventually used to...
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Mosaic apologizes for sinkhole communication delay; says contamination hasn’t spread

Executives from The Mosaic Company apologized Tuesday morning to Polk County residents for weeks of delays in notifying the public about a 45-foot-wide sinkhole that caused more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water to drain...

Environmentalists say Mosaic not doing enough to clean-up mining waste; Author Les Leopold talks about his new book on inequality

By Rob Lorei If you’ve been thorough rural areas of Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Manatee or Sarasota counties, you’ve probably noticed large mounds of earth  dotting the landscape; these are landfills for toxic waste from  phosphate...

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