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Offers free well testing after fertilizer plant leak

Offers free well testing after fertilizer plant leak

Although the Mosaic Company said nobody is at risk from the leak, the firm said they will offer nearby residents free, third-party resting of well water upon request.

The sinkhole allowed the water to migrate into The Floridan aquifer, a major source of drinking water in the state.

The company should have issued a news release, but the county also should have taken a more proactive role, Bell said.

Dozens of private wells near a Florida fertilizer plant are being tested for radioactive contamination.

Miller says the pond was emptied, but some seepage continues.

He stressed that the water moves slowly, 1,000 feet per month, and that no wells in the area have been impacted by the leak.

In a statement, the Department of Environmental Protection said, "DEP staff continue to perform frequent site visits to make sure timely and appropriate response continues in order to safeguard public health and the environment".

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CO: Directly in, like, it's going into the drinking water?

He said what happened at the Mosaic plant just proves mining for phosphate is bad for the environment, even in the best case scenario. Mosaic has a permit from the Southwest Florida Water Management District to pump 69.6 million gallons of water a day from the aquifer for the facilities on its 330,000 acres spread across Central Florida.

That water is slightly radioactive and contains phosphoric acid. In 2010, when an 11-day cold snap prompted strawberry farmers to pump almost 1 billion gallons water a day from the aquifer to protect their crops, more than 85 new sinkholes opened up across eastern Hillsborough County.

Florida is starting to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problem.

The sinkhole at Mulberry, Florida, about 30 miles east of Tampa, damaged the liner system at the base of a stack of hazardous waste, called phosphogypsum, causing a retention pond on top to drain 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the ground.

The water had been used to transport the gypsum, which is a byproduct of fertilizer production, the company said.

The company said it is using a recovery well to suck the contaminated water out of the aquifer.

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