NEWS Breaking News! Florida sinkhole causes radioactive water to leak into aquifer

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    About 980 million litres of radioactive water have leaked into Florida's main underground source of drinking water, officials in the US state say.:shocked::eek:
     
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    About 980 million litres of radioactive water have leaked into Florida's main underground source of drinking water, officials in the US state say.

    The leak occurred after a huge sinkhole opened up under a phosphate fertiliser plant near Tampa, damaging the stack where waste water was stored.

    The water contained phosphogypsum, a slightly radioactive by-product from the production of fertiliser.

    The phosphate company Mosaic said the leak posed no risk to the public.
    Florida sinkhole causes radioactive leak
     
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    I think the video states the radioactive water has got into the drinking water supply. So when Mosaic said it posed no danger to the public they were a country mile off the truth :eek:
     

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