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.

For current Florida state permits and applications, see FDEP’s Phosphate Mines web page.

This WWALS web 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.

Bradford County

Union County

Central Florida Bone Valley