FDEP authorizes emergency release of 480 million gallons of radioactive phosphogypsum toxic waste into Tampa Bay

From the Bradenton Herald on March 30, 2021

Piney Point plans emergency release.
Environmentalists fear impact on water quality.

As site operators at Piney Point begin a controlled release of up to 480 million gallons of contaminated water, environmentalists say they’re bracing for the significant impacts it may have on Tampa Bay.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection authorized the release after a leak was discovered in the largest process water reservoir at Piney Point, a former phosphate plant. State officials say the release is meant to prevent an environmental disaster, but water quality advocates say it could have lasting effects on local water quality.

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