Monday, November 05, 2018

FLORIDA - Phosphate Mining

"Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town" PBS NewsHour 10/31/2018


SUMMARY:  Phosphate mining is a major industry in Florida, but it’s also a major source of pollution, responsible for red tide, toxic algal blooms and killing wildlife.  In the northern part of the state, residents of a small town are resisting a man who wants to mine phosphate near their homes.  Can the local government balance individual rights and with community health concerns?  Laura Newberry reports.

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