Floridan Aquifer

Garbage Juice Still Stinking Up A Fight In Jackson Co

Jul 28, 2017
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An injection well proposed for Jackson County is awaiting approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but push back from the local community is growing stronger.

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The Sabal Trail Pipeline is scheduled to start up this week, carrying natural gas from Alabama to Central Florida. Federal regulators approved the activation of the project earlier this summer. But environmentalists are worried about potential impacts to the state’s waterways.

A massive sinkhole at the Mosaic Phosphate Plant in Mulberry, Florida opened up August 27th. More than 215 million gallons of contaminated wastewater are thought to have seeped into the ground.
Jim Damaske / Tampa Bay Times via the Associated Press

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants to know why it took the state’s environmental protection agency several weeks to notify residents near a Central Florida phosphate mine of potential water contamination. A sinkhole opened up near the Mosaic phosphate plant last month dumping more than 200 million gallons of polluted water into the Floridan aquifer.

Wakulla Springs
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A sinkhole opened up Friday underneath a fertilizer factory in central Florida, dumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan Aquifer. This is the latest in a string of issues that has scientists worried about the health of the state’s primary water source.

Perspectives: Sharing Water

Sep 18, 2014

The Monticello Opera House hosts the interstate “Sharing Water” conference Oct. 2-4.  Conference organizers and participants Dr. Anne Holt, Dr. George Cole, Bobbie Golden and Jack Carswell have a preview of this effort to avoid future conflict over the Floridan Aquifer.