The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Constitutionality of North Florida congressional districts The constitutionality of North Florida’s congressional districts was under question yesterday as a panel of state appeal court judges questioned attorneys. Some judges took issue with plaintiffs’ arguments against...
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, June 15th, 2023

LISTEN HERE: New Tampa police chief to be sworn in today The Tampa City Council is set to confirm Lee Bercaw as the City’s new police chief today. Bercaw, who joined the force in 1997,...
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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.
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Public meeting on Mosaic renewal permit for pollutant discharge

Next Monday the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will hold an open house public meeting; it’s about Mosaic’s renewal request to discharge wastewater. Much of it would go into the Peace River basin. The Peace...

Hillsborough will consider new location for ferry terminal: on Mosaic land

A vote to fund a daily passenger ferry service between South Hillsborough County and MacDill Air Force Base might be delayed again; but Hillsborough Commissioner Mariella Smith tells WMNF that’s because a major hurdle has...
Mosaic phosphate

Environmentalist wary of Mosaic moving corporate headquarters to Hillsborough

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic announced last week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Minnesota to Hillsborough County; the announcement by the Fortune 500 company was greeted by many local leaders with...
Environment Florida releases report called Troubled Waters on industrial pollution

Industry still dumping pollution into Florida waterways: report

In less than 2 years industrial facilities dumped more pollution than allowed into Florida waters 270 times; that’s according to a new report from the Environment Florida Research & Policy Center called Troubled Waters. During...
Mosaic phosphate

Judge rules against environmentalists on Florida phosphate mining

A federal judge has ruled in favor of phosphate mining in Florida and against a coalition of environmental groups trying to slow the expansion of mining in West Central Florida. WMNF News interviewed Jaclyn Lopez,...
Mosaic phosphate mining

Manatee County approves expanded phosphate mining by Mosaic

The Mosaic fertilizer company has gotten approval for expanded phosphate mining in eastern Manatee County, with some slight modifications to its proposal. The Manatee County Commission approved a change in zoning Wednesday for about 3,800...
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USF students rally for refugee rights after Trump’s ban

There have been protests at airports and other locations across the country since President Donald Trump signed a partial ban on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries on Friday. Hundreds of people marched along Seventh Avenue in...
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Manatee County extends meeting on Mosaic mining request

The giant fertilizer company Mosaic is asking Manatee County to re-zone a 3,500-acre parcel of land in the east part of the county to allow phosphate mining; the land near the border of Hardee County...

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