Florida's phosphate industry owns more land in central Florida than exists in the state of Rhode Island The industry destroys the natural landscape causing severe water shortages pollutes natural resources of freshwater and ultimately destroys all riparian waterways (public waterways) in the landscape they strip mine Mining is particularly important to the U S economy because the United States is one of the world's largest consumers of mineral products and one of the world's largest As Table 21 shows the United States produces huge quantities of coal iron ore copper phosphate rock

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After a revolution in Cuba in 1959 many Cubans fled to Florida In the 1980s many Haitians arrived By 1980 the population of Florida was approaching 10 million and it continued to soar Meanwhile the economy of Florida boomed Today tourism banking and phosphate mining are important industries in Florida In 2017 the population of Florida was

In Florida the process pictured above is known as strip-mining Phosphate rock is extracted about 30-40 feet (or more) below the surface using machines called draglines The mining company assaults the land for years and when they are done they're required to return it to a usable state again The problem is: that land can never be truly

It will allow mining on our county's East side and that's not good Here In Alachua county Florida the people still have one last chance to turn down a phosphate mining proposal for the East side of Gainesville-It is important for our outer and inner bodies in this county that this proposal to mine called Envision Alachua is stopped

phosphate resources of Florida was presented Wayne Thomas as spokesman for the phosphate industry read a brief that forms the background of the investi gation here reported Through the courtesy of company officials and Mr Thomas the writer has had access to much prospecting and other information some of it confidential and

Phosphate Rock The term phosphate rock (or phosphorite) is used to denote any rock with high phosphorus content The largest and least expensive source of phosphorus is obtained by mining and concentrating phosphate rock from the numerous phosphate deposits of the world

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Phosphate Mining Phosphate Phosphate Mining Plant Today lieutenant planet was in mulberry floridaulberry is the self-proclaimed phosphate capital of the world and home to a major phosphate mining and processing company called mosaic but what is phosphate why do we need it and what effect does mining and processing it have on the surrounding environment when people think florida

chemical processing of phosphate ores The key to understanding the association between environmental pollution and phosphate rocks lies in appreciating the mining and processing effect of phosphate ores Phosphorus is normally produced by mining and beneficiation of Phosphate ores 3 Mines produce large amounts of waste including toxic

Phosphate deposits can contain significant amounts of naturally occurring heavy metals Mining operations processing phosphate rock can leave tailings piles containing elevated levels of cadmium lead nickel copper chromium and uranium Unless carefully managed these waste products can leach heavy metals into groundwater or nearby

Steam continued to influence Florida phosphate mining until the 1920s when the mining operation was changed significantly and the use of electricity and diesel power introduced draglines These draglines became known as the most economical and efficient way to mine land pebble and hard rock regions In fact today one dragline mines about 15

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OSFR is partnering with CAPM (Citizens Against Phosphate Mining) and SSJ North Florida Working Group to FIGHT the proposed HPSII phosphate mine which would operate over 11 000 acres in Bradford and Union Counties straddling the New River which flows into the Santa Fe This mining operation threatens the already impaired ecosystem of the river springs and

30 04 2020Most phosphate mining is conducted as open-pit mining rather than subsurface mining In a typical mining operation a layer of topsoil and other material is removed and placed into already-mined areas Large dragline excavators then extract the phosphate rock from the ground In cases where the phosphate rock is very close to the surface the

Mining Operations While most of Mosaic's mining operations use dragline machines some areas use specialized dredges like the one shown here The Phosphate Story Watch The Phosphate Story for a nine-minute view into Mosaic's phosphate mining fertilizer production reclamation and stewardship practices in Florida

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It will allow mining on our county's East side and that's not good Here In Alachua county Florida the people still have one last chance to turn down a phosphate mining proposal for the East side of Gainesville-It is important for our outer and inner bodies in this county that this proposal to mine called Envision Alachua is stopped

phosphate mining face:Phosphate Mining in Florida Television ads and billboards portray phosphate strip mining as a wholesome industry that creates jobs and feeds the world A closer look reveals that phosphate mining is extremely harmful to our wetlands water quality and quantity and wildlife habitat More Detail

chemical processing of phosphate ores The key to understanding the association between environmental pollution and phosphate rocks lies in appreciating the mining and processing effect of phosphate ores Phosphorus is normally produced by mining and beneficiation of Phosphate ores 3 Mines produce large amounts of waste including toxic

The Phosphate Industry and Florida's Economy Florida's phosphate industry impacts the state's economy in many ways According to industry statistics as reported in the Florida Phosphate Council's "Phosphate Facts the phosphate mining industry paid more than $85 9 million in severance property sales and other taxes and fees in 2003

QA: AEIS for Continued Phosphate Mining in Central Florida 1 Why is an Area-wide Environmental Impact Statement (AEIS) necessary for continued phosphate mining in the Central Florida Phosphate District? Mosaic and CF Industries have requested that the U S Army Corps of Engineers issue permits for

Editor's Note: The bad news keeps coming about Florida's phosphate strip-mining industry Mosaic the world's largest phosphate company made headlines around the world when a giant sinkhole opened up in August in a towering stack of acidic radioactive phosphate mining waste The sinkhole sent a reported 215 million gallons of polluted water into the underground fresh

Florida phosphate mining provides American farmers with 75% of their demand for phosphate fertilizer and an amazing 25% of the global requirement Phosphate Mines currently occupy or have disturbed nearly 1 3 million acres of land This amounts to nearly 2 3% of Florida

Phosphate Shipment Seized Over Illegal Mining ClaimsRNZ May 04 2017 A huge shipment of phosphate bound for New Zealand has been seized in South Africa because of claims it was illegally mined Morocco produces about 75 percent of the worlds phosphate much of it mined in the Western Sahara