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Bradenton Herald, neighbors give thumbs up to Mosaic Wingate Mine expansion

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This week, the Mosaic Company is asking Manatee County commissioners to approve a zoning change that will allow the Polk County-based firm to expand its Wingate Mine property by more than 3,600 acres. The request by the world’s largest manufacturer of phosphate-based fertilizers is garnering support from several of Mosaic’s residential neighbors, as well as the editorial board of the Bradenton Herald. Linda C. Eneix of Myakka City wrote the commission in support, calling Mosaic an “exemplary” corporate neighbor. “Mosaic…

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Sinkhole leaks fertilizer plant’s water into Florida aquifer

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A phosphate company says more than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond. Mosaic, the world’s largest supplier of phosphate, said the hole opened up beneath a pile of waste material called a “gypsum stack.” The 215-million gallon storage pond sat atop the waste mineral pile. The company said the sinkhole…

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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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