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Sinkhole dumps 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water into Florida Aquifer.

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A massive sinkhole opened up underneath a storage pond in Florida draining  millions of gallons of acidic water laced with sulfate and sodium from a pool atop a 120-foot gypsum stack at the Mosaic New Wales plant in Mulberry. An unknown amount of gypsum, a fertilizer byproduct phosphoric acid with low levels of radiation, also fell into the sinkhole and  into one of the state’s main underground resources of drinking water.  Not all of it is being caught by pumps.The Floridan aquifer is a major source of drinking water in the state. One of the highest producing aquifers in the world, it underlies all of Florida and extends into southern Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. It’s the principal source of groundwater for much of the state, and the cities of Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, and St. Petersburg. The aquifer also supplies water to thousands of domestic, industrial and irrigation wells throughout the state. Worried about your drinking water?

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