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Sinkhole at Phosphate Mine

stc1993stc1993 Posts: 10,874 AG
in FL. Over 200 million gallons of contaminated water has got into the Floridan aquifer. It is FL & S GA's main aquifer for drinking water. It looks to me like it will be bad.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/neighbors-anxious-after-florida-sinkhole-contaminates-water/ar-BBwM35c?ocid=ansmsnnews11

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  • hooknlinehooknline Posts: 5,523 Admiral
    Happened 3 weeks ago, and tests are showing no radiation in local wells and test wells. Probably more radiation in the granite on your countertop.
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 8,156 Admiral
    Rick Scott's not worried about it......so it can't be too bad. Besides, it's out of the news cycle.
    Anyway.... I drink beer soooo
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
    I AM NOT A RACIST
  • SAENoleSAENole Posts: 11,477 AG
    Here come the lawyers.
    Warning Level 2
  • drkpttdrkptt Posts: 1,927 Captain
    This is how Rick Scott explains the sinkhole.

    “Here’s what they said– I’ll tell you what it looks like and then let’s hear what they said. It looks like, so, the way it was explained to me: there’s these layers, OK? They have this, I guess this polyurethane layer that’s supposed to hold… [woman says: “it’s a liner”]. Yeah, a liner, that’s supposed to hold–and so he said that was breached. It’s just like it’s–it’s like a– they think it’s a total of possibly– and the biggest is– maximum is 45 feet, which is 15 yards, I guess or about 15 yards wide, but, what you see is it’s just a– you know if you’ve ever been to the beach where you see water just draining into the sand. That’s what it looks like. It looks like it’s just all messed up.

    “But, you can see seepage, they explained to me that they’ll continue to seep–because they’ve pumped out all the water they could. The gypsum that surrounds it has moisture in that, so that’ll continue to have some seepage there and then if it rains, they’ll have some others.

    “The other thing they explained, which was interesting is, the flow where the water– but, what they’re doing is, they’ve got a lot of wells all around here to test, but, they’re also adding more wells around, just to make sure that they can continue to test. They said they’re about 2.5 miles away from a property– you know, their closest property where the water would flow. But, they also have wells on the opposite– you know, if their wrong, you know, they got wells over there, too.”
  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,446 Captain
    drkptt wrote: »
    This is how Rick Scott explains the sinkhole.

    “Here’s what they said– I’ll tell you what it looks like and then let’s hear what they said. It looks like, so, the way it was explained to me: there’s these layers, OK? They have this, I guess this polyurethane layer that’s supposed to hold… [woman says: “it’s a liner”]. Yeah, a liner, that’s supposed to hold–and so he said that was breached. It’s just like it’s–it’s like a– they think it’s a total of possibly– and the biggest is– maximum is 45 feet, which is 15 yards, I guess or about 15 yards wide, but, what you see is it’s just a– you know if you’ve ever been to the beach where you see water just draining into the sand. That’s what it looks like. It looks like it’s just all messed up.

    “But, you can see seepage, they explained to me that they’ll continue to seep–because they’ve pumped out all the water they could. The gypsum that surrounds it has moisture in that, so that’ll continue to have some seepage there and then if it rains, they’ll have some others.

    “The other thing they explained, which was interesting is, the flow where the water– but, what they’re doing is, they’ve got a lot of wells all around here to test, but, they’re also adding more wells around, just to make sure that they can continue to test. They said they’re about 2.5 miles away from a property– you know, their closest property where the water would flow. But, they also have wells on the opposite– you know, if their wrong, you know, they got wells over there, too.”

    Huh?
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • You had to be there...
    Otherwise...:Bike
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 8,156 Admiral
    Rick has his money in health care.....soooooo
    Bad water = money
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
    I AM NOT A RACIST
  • fishdishfishdish Posts: 1,223 Officer
    Everybody calm down. They will plant some trees and make a commercial featuring cute critters and how happy they make children and all will be well....
  • LimeyLimey Posts: 572 Officer
    Morgan and Morgan all ready filled a class action.
    Carolina Skiff 238 DLV. 140 Suk
  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    Scott is the biggest **** FL has ever seen and that is a mouthful
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