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Gwen Graham still not satisfied after receiving DEP records regarding Mosaic sinkhole issue

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is speaking out critically about the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, after she reviewed public records regarding the massive sinkhole at Mosaic’s facility in Polk County. “Unless there are records that were not produced as required by law, the disclosures show an alarming lack of communication among state regulators about a threat to the health and safety of Florida families and our environment,” said Graham in a statement. “I am very concerned that we had a watchdog agency asleep at the wheel.”…

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Agency urged to take more time with Rick Scott’s pollution spill rule

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Business interests and local governments urged the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Monday to slow the rush toward an emergency pollution spill warning regulation being pushed by Gov. Rick Scott. Still, a department representative said during a hearing before an administrative officer that public comments would remain open only until 5 p.m. Wednesday, after which officials would begin preparing the final regulation. “We certainly will take the comments that were previously provided, as well as those today, and the department…

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Outcry grows over delay in warning about Mosaic sinkhole, contamination

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Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida’s main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. Many are still waiting anxiously for results from tests for radiation and toxic chemicals in their well water. Meanwhile, the Mosaic Co. – one of the world’s largest producers of phosphate and potash for fertilizer – acknowledged Wednesday that the contamination had spread to groundwater…

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Kathleen Peters plans to file transparency legislation

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State Rep. Kathleen Peters on Monday said she’ll sponsor legislation next session to require public notification “of contamination to our environment within 24 hours.” “The public deserves notification when there are pollutants being introduced to our environment,” she said in a statement. “Our water is one of our most precious resources; it is life. I remain committed to holding institutions accountable for their actions, be they public or private.” Peters’ announcement comes after the Mosaic sinkhole disaster in Polk County, in which a…

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Good news for a great person — Eileen Stuart named VP of public affairs for Mosaic

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The Mosaic Company, one of the world’s leading producers agricultural nutrients, announced Eileen Stuart will assume the role of vice president, public affairs – phosphates. Mosaic is the Polk County-based phosphate fertilizer mining and manufacturing firm and the world’s largest combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. Stuart will oversee all internal and external communications for Mosaic. She will also be in charge of community engagement and investments, public policy and government affairs throughout Central Florida and Louisiana. Stuart will…

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