About 6 million gallons of water was released after a pipe broke at Mosaic’s Four Corners phosphate mine.
State environmental officials are investigating a recent water spill at an active phosphate mine in southeast Hillsborough County owned by The Mosaic Company. Part of the 6 million gallons of water released ended up in a nearby creek.
Mosaic reported that discharge from a pipe break at the Four Corners Mine happened Oct. 2.
The spill was water from a pipeline used for transferring sand to reclamation areas within the mine about 10 miles east of Sun City Center. About 6 million gallons of turbid water was sent to a ditch that leads into a waterway called Hurrah Creek.
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