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Florida Phosphate Gypsum Stacks Display Severe Environmental Impacts

Nov 1, 2015 |
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(Fig 1, Gypsum Stack - www.tampabay.com ) One of EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) main concerns with phosphate mines in Florida are with gypsum stacks (gypstack). This concern ... Read more

Florida Phosphate Mining In Sovereignty Lands

Jun 19, 2016 |
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Since the turn of the twentieth century, the phosphate industry purchased large tracts of land in west central Florida, including the upper Peace River watershed. Florida’s phosphate industry ... Read more

Florida Phosphate Rock Quandary

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Florida Phosphate Rock Quandary Many years ago, the ocean flooded an ancient land mass today we call Florida and a layer of sand and clay rich in tiny phosphate particles were deposited. ... Read more

Do Floridians Know About Phosphate Production’s Many Hazards?

Jan 4, 2016 |
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Florida’s phosphate industry creates many serious environmental impacts during the “wet” process in the production of fertilizer (1), including unmetered groundwater consumption. ... Read more

The Phosphate Risk: Welcome

Aug 31, 2015 |
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The Phosphate Risk in Florida. Dragline mining machine. Phosphate companies have mined out central Florida. The phosphate depleted, the companies have ... ... Read more

Natural Spring Venue Dollars are Significant To Florida Economy

Jan 4, 2016 |
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I recall as a young boy growing up in west central Florida that natural springs were clean, fresh, and plentiful. Everyone I knew at that time had easy access to natural springs in many forms because ... Read more

Florida Residence Take FIPR Survey on the Phosphate Industry Practices

Sep 19, 2015 |
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Do Florida’s residents know about the phosphate industries abysmal practice of destroying Florida’s geographical environment for the phosphate some 40 feet beneath the surface? ... Read more

Florida’s Politicians Follow the Phosphate Money

Oct 8, 2015 |
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The Florida phosphate industry demonstrates the need to donate millions of dollars to Florida’s politicians. This is easily seen by researching where, when, and how much money Florida’s ... Read more

Fertilizer Production Displays Adverse Effects On Industry Workers

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(Fig. 1) Phosphate Strip Mining In Central Florida Fortunately for the United States, Central Florida is home to the largest known phosphate reserves in the world. Phosphate and its derivatives ... Read more

Phosphate Industry Strip Mining Central Florida Watersheds

May 17, 2016 |
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The state of Florida owns all riparian lands and navigable waterways held in “trust” for the public at large by the sovereignty granted to Florida at statehood in 1845 by the United ... Read more

Florida Mines - Phosphate Draglines Aquifers, Overburden and Sinkholes

Jul 27, 2015 |
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Florida Mines (Bone Valley) phosphate draglines causing Florida aquifer formation destruction, sinkholes, bone valley mines. ... Read more

EPA Disrespected by Florida’s Politicians Concerning Phosphate Radiation

Dec 18, 2015 |
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(Fig. 2) Phosphate Drag Line In Background - Phosphate Waste In Foreground Florida’s phosphate dilemma started a lifetime ago when fate and the Army Corps of Engineers happened to uncover ... Read more

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Markham, Ontario: Alive Software Inc. which develops software application platforms for online publishing announced the launch of its new product. eMag+ an online publishing platform and digital ... Read more

Florida Phosphate Mining In Sovereignty Lands

Jun 19, 2016 |
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Since the turn of the twentieth century, the phosphate industry purchased large tracts of land in west central Florida, including the upper Peace River watershed. Florida’s phosphate industry ... Read more

Florida Sinkholes Created By Phosphate Mining

Jun 15, 2016 |
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Florida citizens living near west-central Florida are no strangers to sinkhole formation. Unfortunately, sinkholes forming in west-central Florida are as likely to be related to regional phosphate ... Read more

Florida Phosphate Mining And The Public Trust Doctrine

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During the past seventy years of phosphate strip mining in west-central Florida, the phosphate industry has at some time been faced with strip mining navigable waterways and riparian lands as defined ... Read more

What Is a Dragline and What Does It Do?

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The dragline's bucket system consists of a large bucket that is suspended from a boom. The bucket is moved by many cables, chains and ropes. The hoisting rope, which is powered by either a diesel or ... Read more

Phosphate Industry Strip Mining Central Florida Watersheds

May 17, 2016 |
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The state of Florida owns all riparian lands and navigable waterways held in “trust” for the public at large by the sovereignty granted to Florida at statehood in 1845 by the United ... Read more

Florida Phosphate Industry Practices Severely Disturb Navigable Waterways?

May 12, 2016 |
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Florida is known as the “Sunshine State”, but interestingly receives more rainfall than most states in the Union. Florida receives enormous amounts of yearly rainfall from north to south ... Read more

Phosphate Industry Siege On Alafia River And Watersheds

May 5, 2016 |
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The Alafia River watersheds and smaller tributaries in the area are known to be used as “navigable waterways” by the state of Florida during the early-19th century by European (1) ... Read more

Phosphate Mining In The Myakka River Watershed

May 1, 2016 |
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As a youth growing up in west central Florida, my friends and I covered countless miles of the environmentally rich landscape on foot. We pushed through wetlands, marshes, bogs, tributaries, surface ... Read more

Florida Riparian Lands And Navigable Waterway Rights

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The Peace River Valley watershed with all its tributaries, streams, bogs, marshlands, springs, and aquifers is considered by the state of Florida to be “navigable waterways” or ... Read more

Phosphate Mining The Peace River Watershed Basin

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The Peace River watershed lies in west central Florida about forty miles east of the Tampa Bay area. Florida’s Peace River was declared an “endangered river” by “American ... Read more

Florida Rivers, Springs, Lakes, And Aquifers Are Navigable Waterways With Riparian Rights?

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The Peace River headwaters in west central Florida are naturally spring fed by local aquifers “contained” in the landscape. The River “meanders” some 120 miles to the ... Read more

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Florida Phosphate Gypsum Stacks Display Severe Environmental Impacts

Nov 1, 2015 |




The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deep concerns over Florida’s phosphate industry and the hazardous waste they leave behind in the form of “gypstacks”. The EPA finds radiation in the form of gamma radiation from these hazardous waste dumps.

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Florida Phosphate Mining In Sovereignty Lands

Jun 19, 2016 |

Florida’s “Public Trust Doctrine” defines sovereignty lands as riparian in nature and can be used for any lawful public activity including bathing, transportation, commerce, and the like. These lands and waterways are sovereign and cannot be altered in any way based on the Public Trust Doctrine. Florida’s phosphate industry may unknowingly be operating illegally in the Peace River watershed based on Florida’s “sovereignty lands” doctrine.

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Florida Phosphate Rock Quandary

Nov 1, 2015 |

There are only few areas of phosphate deposits in the United States. In fact, central Florida is estimated to contain 75-80 percent of the continental United States phosphate deposits. One of Florida’s largest deposits of phosphate rock became known as the “Bone Valley

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Do Floridians Know About Phosphate Production’s Many Hazards?

Jan 4, 2016 |

(Fig. 1) Phosphogypsum Stack with Breached Wall Spilling Toxic Waste

Florida residents seem to be unaware of the phosphate industry’s wastewater treatment practices. Historically, Florida’s phosphate industry wastewater treatment is not sufficient and is causing environment impacts adjacent to industry facilities.

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The Phosphate Risk: Welcome

Aug 31, 2015 |
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The Phosphate Risk in Florida. Dragline mining machine. Phosphate companies have mined out central Florida. The phosphate depleted, the companies have ... ... Read more

Natural Spring Venue Dollars are Significant To Florida Economy

Jan 4, 2016 |

(Fig.1) Florida springs with divers in background

Florida’s natural spring venues generate much-needed dollars in the Florida economy. State-owned springs bring in millions of dollars into the local economy’s helping to drive Florida’s state economy. However, these springs are now degrading due to surface pollutants seeping into the sub-surface aquifers. Can Florida afford to lose income from its natural spring resources?

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Florida Residence Take FIPR Survey on the Phosphate Industry Practices

Sep 19, 2015 |

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Florida residents take FIPR survey on the detrimental environmental effects caused by the Florida phosphate strip mining industry in Florida’s Peace River Watershed. Overall, Florida’s citizens seem to be unaware of the phosphate strip mining industries environmental catastrophes in surrounding counties, based on the FIPR survey. The people living in the area near phosphate strip mines seem unaware of the environmental tragedy just minutes from their door step.


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Florida’s Politicians Follow the Phosphate Money

Oct 8, 2015 |

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This article demonstrates public awareness of the phosphate industry’s need to feed money to Florida’s politicians. The phosphate industry has given millions of dollars to Florida’s greedy politicians in order to keep buying land and permits to strip mine the Central Florida earth.


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Fertilizer Production Displays Adverse Effects On Industry Workers

Jan 18, 2016 |



Florida’s phosphate industry practices display adverse effects on industry workers. The following information discusses industry related illnesses adversely effecting phosphate mining industry employees.

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Phosphate Industry Strip Mining Central Florida Watersheds

May 17, 2016 |

(Fig. 1) Phosphate Industry Environmental Waste Spoil Piles

Florida’s riparian lands and navigable waterways are being decimated by phosphate industry draglines on a daily basis. Florida’s elected officials “permit” phosphate industry officials to strip mine in central Florida’s watersheds degrading drinking water quality and quantity.

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Florida Mines - Phosphate Draglines Aquifers, Overburden and Sinkholes

Jul 27, 2015 |
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Florida Mines (Bone Valley) phosphate draglines causing Florida aquifer formation destruction, sinkholes, bone valley mines. ... Read more

EPA Disrespected by Florida’s Politicians Concerning Phosphate Radiation

Dec 18, 2015 |

(Fig. 1) Gypstack Dam Breach, Toxic Waste Flowing Through Break

Florida’s elected officials along with phosphate mining officials butt heads with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over radioactively contaminated soils. It appears the EPA is out gunned in this battle for “money over environmental health concerns for thousands of unsuspecting Florida residents.”

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Phosphate Mining In The Myakka River Watershed

May 1, 2016 |

Phosphate mining operations in the Myakka River watersheds are detrimental to drinking water quality and quantity. Thousands of acres of pristine environmentally freshwater resources are being stripped from the central Florida earth.

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Jul 27, 2015 |
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Florida Mines (Bone Valley) phosphate draglines causing Florida aquifer formation destruction, sinkholes, bone valley mines. Services & Products. Florida  ... ... Read more

Florida Sinkholes Created By Phosphate Mining

Jun 15, 2016 |

Sinkholes are known to occur inside phosphogypsum stacks due to the added weight created by the “stack”. The stacks are also radioactive creating environmental hazards in and around all phosphate facilities. The stacks hold billions of gallons of toxic radioactive waste and historically are susceptible to failing, creating severe environmental impacts to properties adjacent to mining facilities.

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