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 […]