Sinkhole Sends MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF RADIOACTIVE WATER Into Florida Aquifer

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5 years 10 months ago #2543 by Simomax

A massive sinkhole in Florida has allowed millions of gallons of radioactive water to pour into one of the world’s most productive aquifers. On August 27th, crews in a containment pond at the New Wales Mosaic plant in Mulberry found the sinkhole.


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5 years 10 months ago #2545 by Gamma-Man
Quite big news in a large Swedish newspaper as well ( www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/slukhal-orsakar-radioaktiv-lacka/ ) were they refer to the newsagency Reuters and to Tampa Bay Times ( www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/...d-water-into/2293845 )

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5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #2546 by Bert490
It's a good thing the phosphogypsum that was in the water is only weakly radioactive, having come from marine deposits that concentrate the natural Uranium and Thorium in seawater. One photo shows that this pond was on the top of a stack of this gypsum, so it would seem quite a bit of gypsum fell in as well.. This gypsum is a by-product of fertilizer production, and is too radioactive to use for most applications so it has just been stacked in big flat piles until they think of a way to use it. Florida has a billion tons of this phosphogypsum stacked. See Wikipedia article
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