Phosphate Mining

Both the existing PCS phosphate mine in Hamilton County Florida and the proposed HPS II phosphate mine in Union and Bradford Counties, Florida can’t be good for water in the ground, aquifer, springs, or rivers, nor human health. See central Florida’s Bone Valley for how bad it can get.

PCS Phosphate Mine, 2016-10-22, WWALS Southwings flight
PCS Phosphate Mine 2016-10-22, Southwings flight for WWALS, pictures by Jim Tatum, http://wwals.com/blog/?p=32043

Generally, we could use Less withdrawals, more water retention for North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan: WWALS PR 2016-12-06.

This page is basic background. For more posts as they are blogged, see the Phosphate category.

To assist Suwannee Riverkeeper (WWALS) in this work, you can donate or become a member today.

More about how you can oppose the HPS II phosphate mine.

Actual PCS phosphate mine in Hamilton County, Florida

Aerial photographs PCS Phosphate Mine 2016-10-22, including this one:

W across PCS Phosphate Plant,

Proposed HPS II phosphate mine in Union and Bradford Counties, Florida

To assist Suwannee Riverkeeper in this work, you can donate or become a member today.

More about how you can oppose the HPS II phosphate mine.

Videos: Surprise phosphate mining discussion at Bradford County, FL BOCC 2017-07-20
  • Please accept assistance to choose wisely about phosphate mine –Suwannee Riverkeeper to Bradford BOCC 2017-08-16
  • WWALS videos of all three hours of the Bradford BOCC meeting 2017-08-17
  • Phosphate mine protest in Bradford County on WCJB, Gainesville, FL

    Stewardship is a sacred responsibility, not a license to plunder!
    Stewardship is a sacred responsibility, not a license to plunder!

  • Bradford County, FL Comprehensive Plan 2012-04-19

    Illustration A-X Bradford County MINING AREAS
    Illustration A-X Bradford County MINING AREAS

    Union County

    Central Florida Bone Valley