April 14, 2021

SUFB 1145: How A Wasterwater Spill In Florida Could Affect Marine Life

SUFB 1145: How A Wasterwater Spill In Florida Could Affect Marine Life

A phosphate mine leaked and released an estimated 237 million gallons of wastewater with exceeded levels of phosphorus, nitrate, and ammonia. These levels in addition to the amount of wastewater released could have massive negative effects on marine...


A phosphate mine leaked and released an estimated 237 million gallons of wastewater with exceeded levels of phosphorus, nitrate, and ammonia. These levels in addition to the amount of wastewater released could have massive negative effects on marine life (including manatees, fish, and seagrass beds) in the immediate and surrounding areas.

The history of this area shows that the marine habitats may not be able to take many more damaging events such as this one.

Link to Article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-wastewater-leak-piney-point-near-catastrophe-harm/

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