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in patient, my life only happened in between surgeries, radiation, and experimental drugs. when the doctors told me the cancer was incurable, i knew i had to make a change. i decided to give up the comfort of security and instead, travel around the world, investigating environmental pollution in crime and see if i could find other reasons that were leading to these rising cancer rates. and i got to work on some amazing direct action campaigns really took me into remote areas. there is pollution everywhere. but aside from the plastics there were also multinational corporations polluting into local river ways, getting everyone around them sick for profit, and with access to clean water disappearing every day people were fighting back and at the same time, i saw that that com people were being poisoned by the industries around them, childhood cancer rates for up to 6 times the national average. if we can prevent
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any kids from going through what i've been through, then it's our duty to investigate, find out what's happening in stock. so i decided to travel to one of the most toxic places in america, florida. mm. mm. ah. there we go to florida, is beaches and disney world. in reality, one afford his biggest industry and best kept secrets is phosphate money. but for every one ton of usable phosphate, there's a 5 ton of radioactive rock left behind. florida is still radioactive, that the fountain of youth is closed due to radioactivity. people that work in the mine and live in the mine,
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we're getting accelerated cancer rates. and in 2011 cancer became the leading cause of death in florida. we noticed a study today by the world health organization that said that long term exposure to radiation, even at low levels, can dramatically increase the risk of dying from cancer. the primer use for phosphate is fertilizer, but it's byproduct, great cancer in the biggest player in his $85000000000.00 industry is mosaic. this fortune 500 company owns over 300000 acres, which is roughly the size of los angeles. they already have mines in 4 counties and are trying to get into a fit. the mines were 24 hours a day and they mind $16000000.00 tons of thought of a rocket year. in order to separate the prostate rock from radioactive elements like uranium mosaic uses over 70000000 gallons of ground water a day which they take from the rivers, used to process the phosphate and then return back to the rivers filled with cancer
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causing toxins that lead to cancer clusters all around in this cancer causing environmental pollution is permeated by the state. mosaic is self regulated, so they only have to turn in reports for a balanced ph level which allow sam to dump harmful chemicals and toxins into the water without many people noticing mosaic. believe that the solution to pollution is dilution, so they run their water through these outfalls, dumped it back into the local creek and rivers which eventually worked its way out to the ocean. and although none of the state or local government for paying any attention when mosaic didn't realize somebody was in 2015, the e p a find mosaic over $2000000000.00 for the mishandling of hazardous waste and louisiana and florida. just last year mosaic agreed to pay nearly killed $1000000000.00 to settle a federal lawsuit, the agreement covering $60000000000.00 pounds of hazardous waste. now the company
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agreed to clean up operations at 6 florida sites and 2 in louisiana, and claiming mosaic was improperly storing and disposing of chemicals used to make fertilizers. meantime, the e. p. a called the agreement, a major victory for clean water. the music has never addressed these health concerns. instead they use p r to try to look like good neighbors. they sponsor huge music festivals. put $9000000.00 into just photos arena. give money to the local police departments, put on charities and the holidays and can't food drives. they even sponsor wildlife events. and as one of the largest landowners in florida, their political influence is huge. and mosaic routinely sends representatives out to local elementary schools to help educate the children on the benefits of mining mosaic, preparing today students for tomorrow's jobs. welcome to arcadia, florida. halfway between orlando in tampa. arcadia sits in dawn valley and this
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sleepy agricultural town has become ground 0 for the battle with mosaic. ah, and although their history a phosphate mining is tied with to soto county, there has not been phosphate mind here for over a 100 years. mosaic bought up a bunch of smaller companies and inherited the land that they owned, which was down for agriculture. so currently mosaic is trying to read zone 14000 acre me from agriculture to phosphate mining. but after watching friends and families get sick and other counties, the residents decided to say no, i started the facebook group, hash tag mosaic against phosphate mining soto county. know that not many people are familiar with what those ache is and what, what they do or you know,
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what phosphate mining even is. very few people that know what mosaic is actually about. they portray themselves to do something and be something that they're really not about. i have a pull up on facebook. 96 percent is again the phosphate mine in desoto county. but we can't allow mosaic to come into the sort of how, you know, maybe they'll actually learn that our health is more important than money. on the day, the board of county commissioners voted for the reason all the citizens showed up to have their voices heard and protests. like most of them out of ranking allows we'll see to change from agriculture, tier 8 in to phosphate. mon fioma, the zoning history of 140083 point 40 plus or minus acres. land
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motion for now. hm. so county, florida, 1st county, i believe in history actually say no mosaic rezoning bron oh oh oh oh i love an incredible video to night. a massive thing call has opened at the mosaic new well facility in more very good evening and thanks for joining us on monday. ryan, this is your tonight. there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the florida aquifer. abc action is your border camera on poland live at the plant with a crew that the new whales mosaic plants scrambling to stop the contaminated and
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radioactive water that's seeping into the florida aquifer. they bought a lot of land, but it's agricultural land. it's not mining land, so they have to get it changed to raise own it. and the people in the county have said no. meet molly velan grandmother of 10 accidental water acting. this molly jumped into this in 2016 after that famous mosaic st. call had contaminated her son's drinking water and well one mm. molly spent a lot of time in the field doing water testing and then mapping the out falls and all the different waterways that mosaic uses to release their toxins. and having grown up in the area, molly is familiar with the all the ways the waters connect,
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and she keeps track of all the different outfalls mosaic have in the waters. they blend into drawing a direct line from a zag outfalls down to the charlotte harbor. and out to the goal, molly's been able to prove over and over with these tests with their excessive levels of contaminants in the water. she hopes this will lead to more water testing and conversations about him a zak and operate more say january 1st, 2019. there was some kind of an explosion at the 4 corners mind, near arcade. the explanation given was that it was a giant flock of birds which we did not buy. so we figured we could take a look at the water ourselves and go get our very 1st water soon. the water looked really weird like it was frozen, or had some sort of top layer on since all of the watershed is connected, we wanted to get water samples from all the different areas to get an idea of what
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mosaic was putting in the local waters. the local rivers and to see if we could trace it back to a single source. mm . mm. mm mm. this, we just pulled out the waterway right near mine. we're gonna do a quick phosphate test over bo's urban torture over boats. not everybody looks newburgh or maybe straw. we go to work with all the stickers with home in order to humor more hormones to own the mars tube. all of it is dark. this goes, this is at least 4. if not, it's even darker than the darkest color. i think
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i assume it we know it's way. ready over for and that's the one that how the oil and then we drove over to another county about 40 minutes away. and we wanted to check out a place called johnson creek, which is an outfall right underneath of the wingate might be all we had just seen was called a fluent and a fluid is a proprietary mix of multiple oils that the mining company uses. one of the signs of that discharge is heavy thumb. mm. if you look, there's as little bubbles in the bubbles, dark, disappear. they turn into the phone. you can see the thumb collecting on the rocks right there. mm hm. it looks like paradise. if you don't look too close, but i have to track it a little bit. you can see behind me. so i mean it's disgusting. it
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smells smells horrible. there's just no colors. different exposure, like that's newer this longest. hey, you know, i mean that's been there for a weeks that's in there for days. ah, and ah, a little bit of a this isn't a flow is coming down directly from the mines and headed directly into the my aca, which is a state preserve. and also jain river. ah
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i mean, you must, you know, so did it in as you want to talk to, we stand together. we'll continue to stand together against russia. 80 in germany. repeat some of the errands that we die. this may say no to 70. this chunky daughter about their ability to influence other nations, france b, u. k. and even latin america and other countries in future than maybe knew where to high from. whoops, cycle alone with members of your household. so please, please, please, please. we're going to continue to fight. don't, don't do anything. i just need to to do it. russia must not be allowed in germany. i don't want y'all to common leave. it's so short. so didn't al
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t d enough asian the father the yes actually ended out to you the enough mrs. guns until sunday for special gaps today. the only the legendary mid fire stein author of the planet ponzi match. nice to say, happy holidays. who am i pointed out that it looks like the foam that was in mosaic, sinkhole. wherever 200000000 gallons of radioactive water spilled into the local aqua for and as a result, cancer and other birth defect rates went up. he was saying
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ah, with care we're taking a break from testing water to try to call mosaic again. ah ah. ah. you reach your voicemail. i'm sorry i missed you. please. record your message after the tone. when you are finished, hang up or press pound for more. hi. can i tell you this is eric crown. i was trying to give you a call. i'm working on a documentary about phosphate mining and we'd love the opportunity to be able to speak with you. okay, we're gonna try the phosphate expert for mosaic towards the phosphate which is
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sponsored by music research institute. i was wondering if i could speak to dr. berkey ah ah. ringback hi, dr. berkey. now this is, this is gary. oh hi, gary, i'm, i'm sorry i'm, but maybe i got misdirected. i'm or someone in lining king awful death and do this with burns or they'll just cut down all the trees. this hill has been cleared and open so the mind can expand into how the problem is. you start to displace a bunch of animals when you remove their habitats,
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including the endangered animals, the eastern indigo snake, the gopher, tortoise, the stork, and the box turtle law states that if they run into anything of archaeological importance, like an indian burial ground, they have to stop digging immediately, contact the proper authorities and let them take over the airing and according to long time mosaic and play. that's just something you don't to. don't know, it's worth a few sources to produce a service to you. so there's a sort of a burglar for all you know or to be able to walk you through your groups installed the washer normal process because both of these, you blog molder bumble therapy to cover food ball room after work several promise
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to treat each barbara shoe over your what you do, don't want your policy or no sales of merch install. if you stop and pours worker with boesky. so a lot of people don't speak up because they will lose their job and working on the drag line excavator and to be the operator of that is one of the highest paid jobs with over 340000 acres already mind in the bone valley region. we, a lot of the locals that have been experiencing cancer and accelerated cancer roads all have concerns about the amount of radioactive leftover right here is a great example. this is a mind that is no longer active, but they just leave it like that scarred up for every one tiny phosphate that's usable for them. they have 5 times of radioactively windham,
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and what's left is basically radioactive. uranium late graph, which was it uses to sponsor things like a bustle funds in the air kidney martin. these are to make roads. and none of the citizens have any idea at how radioactive the ground in after seeing so many people get cancer sicknesses in the area. the citizens of de soto decided to get guidance counters and tests for themselves to find out how radioactive areas really are. and they were shot to find out they've often been exposed to fukushima level of radiation. you can buy iodine pills for radiation that you can actually buy, you know, a radiation rescue kit that's going to have iodine tablets in it. i know this is cold war stuff, this enough stuff we should be living with in today's world. and although we're
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exposed to lots of different types of radiation, we're talking about ionizing radiation, which is on the more dangerous side of the scale. and if the ionizing radiation will be measuring through the geiger counters, the natural background is around point $22.00 and we are registering and around one, which is about the levels in that light orange here for fukushima. only instead of fukushima, our sample is being taken at a playground with reject rock from mosaic. so at the levels we just saw, according to the radiation network, if you were to live here for over 3 months, your chances of getting cancer would increase to one in a 1000. ah mosaic is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers, and communities. we are relentless in our pursuit of an injury,
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free workplace. well, ours are structural ironworkers, and burning and welding steel. climbing all over, still growing, entered a man's repairing step, which i would take down the sand panel designs and then call the contractor then. and then once we got it big and then put them back up to a chronic poll. what they don't want to hear that word poets, but that's what it is. and i mean, you know, if you and jake, somebody with a polish, it kills him right away. it's gonna show him some mercy. you know what i mean? but just like you give me just a little bit every day for 20 years. yeah. call that cruel . do you have a lot of friends that you also worked with at the time that also have illness now
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for a lot of global problems, cancer problems, kidney problems, located. we're trying to point me spiritually. sure. mm. warfare. look, oh you want that joe lash lost, but then blue on the table to those little children at home. mm. mm hm. working on a promotional when probably last page. just a so how many people that you worked with mosaic? i got cancer or had hit that health out 3 and 21 business. that's july. how based
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on that again. but cancer are live at that level. i love our younger guys and where those made a bad is and when it got like got laid out. so they would put the dose meter mad underneath your answer, when you had radiation, it's going to get filled up. and instead of helping the guys they just a nobody was temporary logic. julie key is daddy's was like too many how was dropped. they had wonderful and i got pictures on my with is saying mm
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leo for years i drink. what good went to sleep at night like a what? no, me what, what kind of intimidation or difficulties did you, did you have with the company once they figured out that you were vocal about what, what you saw going on? well, you know, trying to get a gag order and i'd like you did a couple times. i guess i didn't have any friends i thought later, but people they tow people not even talk me if i saw growth in church. said no way. i mean, if they did,
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they would normally they a little later on, you know, years i guess my social lab would with the people that had been told that gotten to be my pre issue may have been so far. nobody from jose has called me back. how much of a surprise we are now going to try to call the main person in heather nedley and see if we can't speak to her today. ringback i am right now, mccarty back again. can you hang up or press pound for more options. hi heather, my name is eric brown. i am working on a documentary about fussy mining. and i would love to be able to talk to you guys, i'm in town till next week, and i was hoping maybe monday or tuesday. we could sit down and do an interview.
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and if you think mosaic is only affecting the water in florida, i've got really bad news for you. because guess you make sure for i to toxic leftovers for mining become hydro florist was the acid which has been sold to municipalities all across america to be placed into the drinking water. well they do is they capture the group for the gas out of the safety plan. evaporation is dry name one airbag right, for gasoline. and they use tiny gray to track those deals, those particles and then what becomes hydro force? let's again, i stored on agitated where the silica st to the bar
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a, a study after study harbor nicole's is lauren lack you and he'll. and then course you do if you drink instead and may take and you know, it's and everything isn't cold. beer in green me anything. it's got water and it has got a big, big city or outside of a big city. go there so much florida. ah. ah christmas the traditional yuletide on this. yeah, i'm making this traditional with a special christmas guide. me christmas tolerance, diversity guide. we all know that christmas is a family holiday. i makes all your parents are properly member.
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i follow the agenda and make us know woman's dentist no man or even better at this new person designed for themselves. oh i now, yes, no don's auto with your children for the brave new world. i remember diversity is not at all i o is no longer an appropriate costume. this is appropriation, zoological appropriation offensive to the dia, community. mm hm. and obviously santa oh has to be cancelled. i because he is awaits
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his gender. male to abuse is mrs. close discriminate against children based on behavior? red, which is a communist color, makes children sit on his lap, makes people destroy trees and exploit sales. so sorry kids sandler is not coming to town anymore. i follow these instructions. stick to the spirit of christmas. you decide. i join me every person on the alex simon. sure. well i'll be speaking together for the world politics sport, business. i'm sure business. i'll see you then. oh, when i was showing wrong,
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