Florida emergency as phosphate plant pond leak threatens radioactive flood

Florida emergency as phosphate plant pond leak threatens radioactive flood

The Guardian

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  • ‘No longer safe to be anywhere near Piney Point’, says official
  • Millions of gallons of wastewater contain radium and uranium

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a system that stores water polluted with radioactive materials.

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