Mosaic apologizes over contaminated water dumped into aquifer

 

Posted Sep 20, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 2:46 PM

By John Chambliss GateHouse Florida

Sinkhole at New Wales Plant
Sinkhole at New Wales Plant

BARTOW — Mosaic Co. officials apologized Tuesday morning for failing to inform the public in a timely manner that contaminated water from its plant had been dumped into the Floridan Aquifer.

“We deeply regret we didn’t come forward sooner,” said Walt Precourt, senior vice president of phosphate for the company. “Any explanation about why we didn’t (come forward) would ring hollow.”
The leak occurred after a 45-foot wide, 300-foot deep sinkhole opened under a gypsum stack at its plant in Mulberry.

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