3 PR joins Center for Biological Diversity and Manasota 88 and Suncoast Waterkeepers in litigation

Environmentalists will sue if Corps permits Florida phosphate mining Posted December 21, 2016 by Seán Kinane & filed under Environment, News and Public Affairs, Water. Four environmental groups have put the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on notice that they’ll sue if the Corps follows through with authorizing phosphate mining on more than 50,000 acres […]

Public Records Raise Questions About State’s Sinkhole Response

November 16, 2016 Press Release TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After making a public records request to the State of Florida for documents about the Polk County sinkhole, and experiencing weeks of delay in receiving a response, Congresswoman Gwen Graham today said that the records which were released raise serious questions about the response of the governor’s office and […]

Every gypstack a potential disaster

  Florida Sinkhole Heightens Concerns About Fertilizer Industry Wall Street Journal on November 13, 2016 Nov. 13, 2016 7:00 a.m. ET Fertilizer giant Mosaic Co. is paying tens of millions of dollars to patch a central Florida sinkhole and monitor for hazardous runoff, an incident that has heightened environmental concerns involving an industry critical to […]

MOSAIC SPILL: AQUIFERS 101

 Bradenton Times John Rehill• Friday, Sep 23, 2016      Mosaic officials claim that 215 million gallons of contaminated water was sucked down into the Floridan aquifer system through a massive sinkhole underneath their phosphogypsum stack at the company’s New Wales fertilizer plant in Mulberry, Florida. A closer look at both the evidence and Mosaic’s […]

Mosaic apologizes over contaminated water dumped into aquifer

  Posted Sep 20, 2016 at 2:46 PM Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 2:46 PM By John Chambliss GateHouse Florida BARTOW — Mosaic Co. officials apologized Tuesday morning for failing to inform the public in a timely manner that contaminated water from its plant had been dumped into the Floridan Aquifer. “We deeply regret we […]

Massive sinkhole drains contaminated water into Floridan aquifer

By Peter Bernard Published: September 15, 2016, 7:02 pm Updated: September 16, 2016, 5:18 pm POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A massive sinkhole on top of a Mosaic gypsum stack near Mulberry allowed   millions of gallons of contaminated water to flow into the Floridan Aquifer. Eagle 8 flew over the huge chasm in the earth […]