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Phosphate Florida Department of Environmental

2021-1-5  Four Corners Lonesome Mine_DEP Staff Jessica Duke_Dragline Phosphate Mining HPB4.jpg Florida's Phosphate MinesThere are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering more than 450,000 acres. Nine phosphate mines are currently active. Nine mines are 100 percent reclaimed and released from reclamation obligations. The remaining mines are either not started or are shut down.

An Overview of Phosphate Mining and Reclamation in

2020-2-11  The History of Phosphate Mining in Florida US phosphate mining began in South Carolina and Tennessee. Starting in 1888, phosphate pebble was mined or dredged from the Peace River in central Florida (Figure 4). By 1908, companies began mining phosphate rock, or land pebble, adjacent to the river, and Florida became the leading producer

Phosphate Mining in Florida Sierra Club

2021-1-1  Phosphate Mining in Florida. Television ads and billboards portray phosphate strip mining as a wholesome industry that creates jobs and feeds the world. A closer look reveals that phosphate mining is extremely harmful to our wetlands, water quality and quantity, and wildlife habitat. Phosphate mining companies own or have mineral rights to over

Hidden History: Bone Valley and Florida's Phosphate

2020-12-24  By 2020, only two major mining companies remained in Florida, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) and Mosaic. (A third one, the Mulberry Corporation, went bankrupt in 2001.)

Florida Mines Florida Mines The Risk of Phosphate

2021-1-4  Florida's phosphate industry practices also illustrates the industry's cavalier attitude concerning reclamation projects and is known to be poor environmental stewards of the Florida landscape. Phosphate Mining Sinkholes. In the southwestern part of the county, fluctuations in water use related to phosphate mining have had a major impact on

Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town

2021-1-1  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

Phosphate Mining and its Effect on the Environment

2019-1-3  Most of the phosphate fertilizer used in the US has an origin in Florida. Mosaic’s New Wales phosphate plant from the border of the property outside of Mulberry, Florida. Though phosphorus fertilizer can be made from bone meal and manures, mineral sources of phosphate are cheaper. This is where Mosaic and phosphate mining come into play.

The Clock is Ticking on Florida's Mountains of

It’s the biggest phosphate company in the world and a major presence in Florida. Mosaic is currently mining phosphate rock on more than 70,000 of the 380,000 acres it owns in Manatee

No Phosphate Mine in Bradford County, Florida

Recently, a small group of private citizens decided they would like to try their hands at phosphate mining and filed for permits in Bradford County, Florida through HPS II, a company they formed to exercise their mineral rights. The proposed phosphate mine site is on over 5,000 acres of property that abuts the New River in Bradford County. New River is a 31-mile-long tributary of the Santa Fe

Phosphate Draglines At Work Florida Mines Florida

2016-10-10  PHOSPHATE MINING OFFICIALS-POOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS. Over the past seventy years, Florida’s phosphate industry let many man-made severe environmental accidents occur one after another over the years, causing serious environmental impacts to pristine “one of a kind” ecological regions of Florida.

Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town

2021-1-1  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

Location Maps Phosphoria Mine,

Location Maps Phosphoria Mine, Noralyn/Phosphoria Mines (IMC-Agrico), Central Florida Phosphate Mining District (Bone Valley), Polk Co., Florida, USA Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 48' 1'' North,

Florida Mines Florida Mines The Risk of Phosphate

2021-1-4  Florida's phosphate industry practices also illustrates the industry's cavalier attitude concerning reclamation projects and is known to be poor environmental stewards of the Florida landscape. Phosphate Mining Sinkholes. In the southwestern part of the county, fluctuations in water use related to phosphate mining have had a major impact on

No Phosphate Mine in Bradford County, Florida

Recently, a small group of private citizens decided they would like to try their hands at phosphate mining and filed for permits in Bradford County, Florida through HPS II, a company they formed to exercise their mineral rights. The proposed phosphate mine site is on over 5,000 acres of property that abuts the New River in Bradford County. New River is a 31-mile-long tributary of the Santa Fe

The Clock is Ticking on Florida's Mountains of

It’s the biggest phosphate company in the world and a major presence in Florida. Mosaic is currently mining phosphate rock on more than 70,000 of the 380,000 acres it owns in Manatee

Phosphate Mining Threatens Our Homes, Families

2018-7-16  In Florida, the process pictured above is known as strip-mining. Phosphate rock is extracted about 30-40 feet (or more) below the surface using machines called draglines. The mining company assaults the land for years and, when they are done, they're required to "return it to a usable state again."

Maps showing mined-out areas and University of

2020-4-20  Hilleboroagh Counties, land-pobble phosphate district, Florida by J. B. Cathesrt and E. I. M. War, The attached maps of parts of Polk and Killlboroadh Cotantie, Florida, show the areas that have been ined for phosphat sinoe mining began in 1891, and the property owned by mining oomfunies both active and inactive, lt

A Sinking Feeling about Florida’s Phosphate Mines

2021-1-4  Editor's Note: The bad news keeps coming about Florida’s phosphate strip-mining industry. Mosaic, the world’s largest phosphate company, made headlines around the world when a giant sinkhole opened up in August in a towering stack of acidic, radioactive phosphate mining waste. The sinkhole sent a reported 215 million gallons of polluted water into the underground fresh water aquifer.

[Shallow pit phosphate mine, Dunnellon, Florida]

Title [Shallow pit phosphate mine, Dunnellon, Florida] Summary Photograph shows African American laborers working in a pit with pickaxes and shovels and moving dirt with wheel barrows.

Land use conflicts and phosphate mining in Florida (

2020-7-26  PAGE 1 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Randolph Hodges, Executive Director DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES J.V. Sollohub, Director BUREAU OF GEOLOGY Robert O. Vernon,Chief Information Circular No. 72 LAND USE CONFLICTS AND PHOSPHATE MINING IN FLORIDA By John W. Sweeney Published by BUREAU OF GEOLOGY DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES FLORIDA

Discovery of Phosphate in Florida, Dunnellon, Florida

2021-1-4  Discovery of Phosphate in Florida. Dunnellon, Florida. If you've ever driven on a crappy limerock back road in The Sunshine State, direct your irritation here. That's because limerock is a waste product of phosphate mining, and phosphate mining is the third largest industry in Florida.

Noralyn Phosphate Mine Abandoned Florida

2020-12-31  After the first shipment of phosphate went through Atlanta, Georgia, Colonel G.W. Scott who owned the G.W. Scott Manufacturing Co. formed the Desoto Phosphate Co. in Zolfo, Florida. The Peace River Phosphate Company was formed in January 1887 in Arcadia by M.M. Knudson of New York. From then on, the phosphate industry in Florida grew, with many

[Shallow pit phosphate mine, Dunnellon, Florida]

Stetson Kennedy and "Building Democracy in America," Stetson Kennedy, his life and work as Florida folklorist, social activist and author Conversation with Stetson Kennedy Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture American Folklife Center lecture, 2005-05-24 Collection includes digital video and analog sound recording of the Stetson Kennedy and Peggy Bulger lecture and discussion; one black-and

Tenoroc Mine (Standard Slag and Silica Company),

Tenoroc Mine (Standard Slag and Silica Company), Central Florida Phosphate Mining District (Bone Valley), Polk Co., Florida, USA : A once active phosphate mine near Lakeland. The mine was converted into a Fish Management Area, after the land was acquired by the State of Florida through the donations of 2 corporations and

[Shallow pit phosphate mine, Dunnellon, Florida]

Title [Shallow pit phosphate mine, Dunnellon, Florida] Summary Photograph shows African American laborers working in a pit with pickaxes and shovels and moving dirt with wheel barrows.

Phosphate Mining Threatens Our Homes, Families

2018-7-16  In Florida, the process pictured above is known as strip-mining. Phosphate rock is extracted about 30-40 feet (or more) below the surface using machines called draglines. The mining company assaults the land for years and, when they are done, they're required to "return it to a usable state again."

IMPACT OF POTENTIAL PHOSPHATE MINING ON THE

2010-11-19  IMPACT OF POTENTIAL PHOSPHATE MINING ON THE HYDROLOGY OF OSCEOLA NATIONAL FOREST, FLORIDA By James A. Miller, Gilbert H. Hughes, Robert W. Hull, John Vecchioli, and Paul R. Seaber ABSTRACT Osceola National Forest is a nearly flat, poorly drained, 245- square mile area in Columbia and Baker Counties, Florida. Phosphate

Land use conflicts and phosphate mining in Florida (

2020-7-26  PAGE 1 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Randolph Hodges, Executive Director DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES J.V. Sollohub, Director BUREAU OF GEOLOGY Robert O. Vernon,Chief Information Circular No. 72 LAND USE CONFLICTS AND PHOSPHATE MINING IN FLORIDA By John W. Sweeney Published by BUREAU OF GEOLOGY DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES FLORIDA

Bone Valley Phosphate Mining Florida

2018-4-17  The Peace River Phosphate Co. began mining in the Winter of 1889, and most of the ore was shipped to Punta Gorda via the Florida Southern, where it was loaded onto ships for export to Europe. Early mining was with pick and shovel where the above-water sand bars were mined by hand.

Sinkholes and Stacks; Neighbors claim Florida’s

Florida’s lack of strict regulatory oversight of phosphate mining reflects the industry’s economic and political clout. Mining firms have paid $ 1 billion in state severance taxes since 1971 and provide some 8,000 jobs. The industry also contributes to candidates for