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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.
phosphogypsum pollution red tide nutrients

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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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Conservation groups will sue Manatee County over Piney Point pollution

Conservation groups plan to sue Manatee County over a proposal to inject water from the Piney Point stack into the lower Floridan aquifer.

Environmental groups to sue Florida DEP, HRK, others over Piney Point breach

A group of environmental and conservation organizations Tuesday announced their intent to sue the Florida Department of Environmental protection and others after the State allowed more than 200 million gallons of contaminated water to be...

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...

Senate approves 3 million for Piney Point clean up

On Wednesday, the Florida Senate passed a budget amendment allocating $3 million to help in the Piney Point clean-up. Cleaning and closing the site is expected to cost upwards of $200 million. LISTEN: The appropriations...

Manatee commission okays pumping water from Piney Point gyp stack underground

The Manatee County Commission Tuesday okayed a proposal to pump remaining water from the Piney Point gyp stacks into a deep injection well across the road. The measure passed unanimously despite similar proposals failing in...

From the WMNF archives: Contaminated water at Piney Point puts Tampa Bay on brink of disaster

Note, this is one of the many articles about the pending disaster at Piney Point that WMNF has published over the years. This one is from September 2020. In April 2021, a breach occurred, threatening...

Contaminated water at Piney Point puts Tampa Bay on brink of disaster

Contaminated water at the former Piney Point phosphate plant is nearing the site’s capacity, putting all of Tampa Bay at risk for an environmental crisis. Manatee County Commissioners heard from the site’s manager and the...

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