Bone Valley Aquifers
Bone Valley Aquifer Systems
WIKIPEDIA states, "Large walking draglines, operating twenty-four hours a day in surface mines, excavate raw pebble phosphate rock mixed with clay and sand known as matrix. Ironically, phosphate rock is a declining export."
THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT BONE VALLEY AQUIFER SYSTEMS
Aquifers cannot simply be replaced during the reclamation phase. This fact is not subjective, because the aquifer systems are completely removed. These systems took nature thousands of years to form. The aquifers are gone forever, along with one of Florida's amazing natural resource the aquifers provide, clear clean fresh water. The more than (180,000) acres reclaimed does not include (180,000) acres of Florida aquifers, because these natural wonders cannot be recreated by Florida politics or by the phosphate industry.
Florida's Aquifers Linked To Sinkholes?
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), believes areas prone to collapse are located under the southwest central Florida earth and can be induced by large amounts of water consumption (Phosphate Strip Mines). The area covers over a thousand square miles in southwest central Florida. Sinkholes form based on the rock types, aquifer formations, aquifer formation destruction and the lack of ground water. This is based on hydraulic pressure created by aquifers. Thus, the lack of water pressure from crushed aquifer formation causes the surface become unstable and collapse in some cases. Unfortunately, loss of life and property can occur upon a surface collapse.