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Massive Sinkhole Opens In Florida Releasing Millions Of Gallons Of “Slightly Radioactive” Water

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 16, 2016 6:55 PM

Floridians are no strangers to massive sinkholes opening up in their porous terrain often resulting in damage to surface infrastructure built on what was thought to be stable ground.  But, for the latest massive sinkhole that just opened up in Mulberry, Florida, the problem isn’t what damage was caused on the surface but rather what was allowed to leak into the Floridan aquifer.  Measuring in at a massive 40 feet in diameter, the latest Florida sinkhole opened up directly underneath a gypsum stack at Mosaic’s phosphate fertilizer producing New Wales facility about 30 miles east of Tampa.  According to local news reports, the retention pond was holding 215 millions of gallons of “slightly radioactive” water that was also contaminated with phosphoric acid, all of which drained into the Floridan Aquifer.   

As long as it’s only “slightly radioactive” then it’s probably OK.

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