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i don't want to ask you a call and leave it so, so also been out a day in iceland and the yes actually indian api, the not mrs gunston sons. so we're in the mine right now. behind me is some drag lines and what appears to be empty pits, so they're just digging in. usually people don't get as far as you can see around, there's a massive amount of destruction. it's just heart wrenching so much destruction. and none of this can be fixed, none of us can be repaired. none of it is of any of any good or use to anybody. and it says radioactive for thousands of years. is there anything you know, don't get a water sample inside climb
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electric, fucking. yeah, we carefully home, i had to pay to help with careful. no, there's no animals here, so i'm holding my breath. oh my god. like ammonia in janet or. okay mm mm mm mm. property battle of sorts took center stage today into soto
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county at issue these 14000 acres of land mosaic wants to mine phosphate here, commission is already shut that down. but as we do supported by hollingsworth, explain it out today. they negotiated to mind or not to mine, a very simple we don't want any further south. after already getting shot down by the federal commissioners last summer was inc, is once again talking with county leaders about rezoning property it owns within the county to my boss, fate, neighbors, voice environmental concerns at a mediation today, they're digging up in destroying them. why? said the plan and trees and everything that protect on and fell to the wadded clark don't who live here the peace read us water fell on my arm when i was transferred over and he created guys everything self has this much fussing. so there's
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a consistency. there's to be no fuss with every single star spot. we grabbed and everything is pretty consistent. which is weird because he's her the same boat as a water bottle. not sold a house in the mine that i my point every single time. i say that nice is me said there's no oxygen, water, and then of user bodies, the connect and then coming out to sack same results. and this is weird. the only thing in common is now i'll have my thank out house ah, these test prove to us that the high total phosphate and the low dissolved oxygen means it's almost impossible for fish to live in these waters. so inside to send the samples into the lab for further testing. and what we found was astonishing. now the e p a has set the standard for $300.00 peak of curies per liter. and what we found was dumped in over 4000. ah,
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since the municipalities pull water from the peace river, we decided to test yellow menchie, school, water fountain. and what we found is that it was above the acceptable safe women of $300.00 and with the proven link between radon and cancer, it became very obvious that mosaic ran off was affecting children's health all over the state. and with so many cancer clusters, i couldn't figure out why the state would not even address a cancer cluster is a higher than expected number of the same type of cancer in a specific area over a set time period for a similar group of people. no, the physicians would be willing to speak on camera about the connection between environmental factors and cancer's. matter of fact, there was only one study done in 2010 and when it was given to the state it was shill. so i found a catch up with stell 1000000000 fight for 0 dot org, who has spent the last few years, tracking cancer clusters and bringing attention to them. succeeding where the state
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failed. in 2013 my uncle, our family dog, my brother who was 21 years old, myself and my father were all diagnosed with cancer. my brother and i bought the same exact cancer, which is hodgkin's lymphoma like cancer. our uncle and our dog passed away and my father is still fighting bone cancer. you know, of course everybody goes to the o it's genetic and you know, must run in your family. we have no family history. a cancer or our case was so unique. we were invited to get a genetic testing then, and the genetic testing showed that we had no mutating genes. so what that usually means is that it's environmentally cost course that that started me on my journey. so in 2014, i began this whole just crowdsourcing epr. and from that time frame and till about 2018, i just continue to research,
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collect information i collected anything. i could, everybody called me crazy and they said our water's fine, you're just paranoid, just because your family got cancer doesn't mean it was caused by something. you know, you always hear those typical things. we're finding that there's homer that have had this is an example. somebody had the lymphoma, they moved, so that home and the next room honors child had lymphoma. wow, we're finding that not just with one home. we're finding that in several cases where people have moved from that exact room and it's a totally different family. and they're getting diagnosed with similar cancer's natalie. we decided was do water testing in those areas. let's do environmental testing in those areas. and that's when we found we started finding stuff in the water so we can kind of connect, you know, as a environmental health. it's always about environmental health, and so i created the man because i wanted to give us that vision and to be able to
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look and the when i started getting up into the 400 mark. and then the 800 died in one little zip code like one mill area. i started to wonder what is this normal and i even called the department of health. and they tried to tell me, yeah, because i said, is it normal for whole families and neighbors to be getting diagnosed around the same time with similar cancer? and they're like, yeah, that's normal people get cancer. i got cancer, you know, so it was just like a really odd response that we had in were crowdsourcing this down and we're seeing why isn't, isn't that the state seeing this information? why are you know, what are they doing with our data? because they're required, the doctors are required to, in all of our cancer diagnosis is to this day. so what exactly are they doing with that data? i mean for me i think that's really important information to take into consideration
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for the health and safety of communities across the entire state of florida. i was really surprised when stell was talking about the department of health reaction. i mean, they define kidney damage and osteoporosis, finding out more about why do you guys have anything that has for radiation? we have that, and i try again. thank you. thank you. appreciate you taking water samples. you found incredible foss because a lot of people love sitting here concerned, especially with the possibility of mind. and maybe you can help me. that's the reason that i'm curious, they're working on the documentary about what's happening here in the mining
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virginia effect on public health. public relations. okay. okay. thank you. it's interesting that as soon as i mentioned mining, i went to peer person. hello. yes. hi. yes, nice to meet you. phoenix. thank you so much. now our mission, just a quick question for you. okay, move. mm. it became really obvious that the stated music work together. there's a cancer in the body politic. and the watchdog for the industry has now become at their guard. doug. you developments in a breaking 8 on your side investigation of big apology from mosaic to its neighbors . the community and polk county for keeping a contaminated little secret. so why the big case of we're sorry. well,
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for failing a timely notify people living near as new wells plant in mulberry of a single that sucked hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water into the aquifer. senior investigative reporter, steve andrews broke the story last week. he's back to night with an important update that includes that overdue a policy at this point today. this whole is getting bigger, it's widening. it appears as though the walls are eroding cracking, separating it looks as though it's about to collapse. a florida department of environmental protection claims. it's all over this. but the guardians of our environment. i've been dead silent about this. all of this from the get go. po county officially became aware of the single september 9th. it failed to notify the public to did you do enough? as far as notifying our constituents the, the problem is, what do you tell them?
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you know, we possible danger coming your way. ah, there's no such thing as unilateral security. all real security is always collected . this is precisely how russia used endless western hostility and nato expansion. moscow is presented ways to avoid conflict. sure, all security is the west suite at the switch for christmas. the traditional yuletide on a day this year, making this traditional with a special christmas guide me christmas tolerance diversity guide. we all know that christmas is a family holiday. so make sure all your parents are properly number. i follow the
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agenda and make us know woman. instead of snowman, or even better at this new person designed for themselves. ah, ah, no gifts, no don't already best. prepare your children for the brave new world. and remember, diversity is not at i o is no longer an appropriate costume. this is appropriation 0, a logical appropriation offensive to the dear community. mm hm. and obviously, sandra. oh, has to be cancelled. i because he is a white, his gender male who amuses mrs. claus discriminates against children based on behavior. whereas red, which is a communist color, makes children sit on his lap, makes people destroy trees and exploit sales. so sorry kids sandler is
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not coming to town anymore. oh, follow these instructions. stick to the spirit of christmas. you decide? oh, commissioners, i've spoken with fiona was up to mosaic, to make news of the sink hole and aquifer contamination. public constituents don't let mosaic, they elect you folks to the county commissioners and county commissioners as far as i know or of county government, didn't let the public know that your responsibility, anna, and morally, yes. tallahassee. today d e p, the agency responsible for guarding our environment, couldn't and whisk deputy director, gary clark away fast enough for mar mike vassal. and we can set something up please
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. and we've tried to reach you for for 4 days, and you don't return our call. and you are avoiding this, again, i just don't understand why you don't want to say we need to know the guys chuckling about 1st of all. mm. and aside from local politicians in mining areas, they spend a lot of lobbying over $480000.00 at ballard partners over $830000.00 on a lobbyist that has one person and they reach out and get people at the state level that can deregulate enriques, that's a great example. after removing $700000000.00 worth of protection money for florida waterways, he then guided the entire f t p replacing it with lobbyists and corporate insiders . that normally worked on getting the permits for mosaic and other corporations. he shrank the permitting process from 44 days down to 2 days, got ordered, his new staff quote,
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where noncompliance occurs despite your best 1st education outreach. your 1st consideration should be whether you can bring about a return to compliance without enforce. this approach started the hands off of the f t p, and the creation of compliance assistance letters instead of finding the polluters, the d. b actually worked with them in order to ensure business continues is huge for the doors mixed up and was a revolving door between hopping green and sams, which is mosaics lawyers and the f d e p. and i actually got to see the relationship between mosaic and the state firsthand norma kilburn. he called me and asked if she could use one of the water reports that we had got from the mine to give to john coats from the at the p. because mosaic was trying to renew, apparently, turns out john codes actually called the lab. when i heard this, i reached out to the lab myself. and they confirm that john coach had contacted them. and they had told john codes that they do not look at the source of the water
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sample. in order to get a true reading, junko then right to norma that he has spoken with the program director, who indicated they did not know the sample was collected from surface water. and their test is designed for reporting rate on exclusively from drinking water samples. he said this test is simply not applicable. so once on codes was able to discredit the high rate on level of that report. he was then able to give a generic answer back to norma and approve the permit for mosaic after all. now a little bit of the food chain from john codes is adam blaylock. now adam blaylock used to be a mosaic lawyer. now he's the f t p deputy secretary, and he is in charge of all 5 state water management districts, water supply, planning, water use, permitting, any overseas ecosystem restoration, which in mining is called reclamation. what's reclamation ecology come on a
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this is a global leader in the science of reclamation, technology. we're putting in the word right here at home, innovative environmental technology, natural habitat for native wildlife, and sometimes reviving streams that haven't existed for century for science and stewardship. the science of mosaic, when mosaics applying for permits and different counties, they have to submit what's called a reclamation plan. and this is the idea that when they're done mining, they're going to put the land back to use and turn it into nature. so in essence, in their philosophy, they're only borrowing the land to extract the minerals and then return it as was, and sometimes even better. the reality is far different than that. a lawsuit filed in federal court claims developers and pull county failed to notify thousands of new homeowners that they are living on contaminated land. the lawsuit claims
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known including drummond notified the plaintiff class, members of the significantly elevated cancel risks posed by the presence of radon gas, gamma radiation, or concerns raised by the federal e p. a. it goes on to say in 1975, the e p. a administrator informed the governor of florida that the e p a had found elevated levels of radiation in buildings constructed on land reclaim from phosphate mining areas and recommended that construction of new buildings on phosphate mining lands be discouraged. and in 2022 more communities soon after being built on reclaim land and a lot of the tenants getting cancer, we visited a community built on old mining land, 2 blocks away from the communities that are suing currently. and you would have no idea how radioactive it is on these lands. how many homes are very sold in the neighborhood? 1010. not only are family homes built on former mines, but so are public parks. this is one of the more popular ones, hardy lakes park,
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ah sagen for green community. they go timing, but any kind of community that ms. a has around. we've had 1st birthdays here in history and even made it more exciting to have 2nd and 3rd, and 4th and 5th birthdays here. they're really get opportunity to come there and get together into share. what reclamation can eli and not meaning? people know that it's not many people know that it's reclamation. i think this is really the problem. they take up all the fields, becomes radioactive, they placed dirt back on top of it and then turn them into public areas with no notification, not possible side effects of radiation. one of the interesting signs here is you can see that all the trees are at the exact same level. when they reclaim land, they plant the trees the same time. mm hm. now aside from just
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covering the land with some dirt and planting trees at the same time, they also bring in what's called reject rock from the mines. this is the rock that's left over when they pull the phosphate out of the ground and separated from the uranium. so once mosaic has this radioactive rock, they can't sell it. they give it to the counties who then use it, adding it to rows. and i've heard of a famous rock pile here in hardy lakes park that the kids like to plan. okay, love. oh my god. wow. he's playing oh, dr. right up with the paper the truck we were really surprised to see the white truck following us still. but we want to let him go by before we jumped out with the geiger counters with,
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with children saying on this, right? well, we had to know how radioactive it was in 100 is the maximum recommended safe limit for exposure at this level of radiation. these kids very high probability of getting cancer, maybe not just from one visit, but from repeated exposure. ah, this is one of the highest level of c p. m. 's. we've seen since we've had the geiger, ah, we are right behind me. are all the rocks that they bring from the mines, and we just started on their reading over 450 and these children of implying here
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to high school, my blinking my hopes that we could get them to remove this. this is not natural here. they brought this here from the mine, it's rejected rock that fell off the side while they were getting it loaded or whatever through the process. i didn't want it. so they loaded here as a dumb side. this is not natural, this is not good road. it's on all these roads, all the camp flies in the boat ramp. it's at the playground. it's at the store at 4 corner. so if they get, they can remove this to lower the radiation levels here than a dollar the. all right, but they're just ignoring that they're not doing anything. they came out here to the health department. some experts came out here. they seated it's high levels of radiation, yet they don't. they just kind of like, you know, ignore it. is
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gonna check it out. is the geiger counter? these rocks come from the phosphate mining company and they dumped them here, then it was it? yeah, we can, this were already up to 80. 100. is anything over a 100 dangerous, prolonged exposure? how are you? yeah, that's great. we want to bring it down and test this area cuz everyone kept here. i mean, it wasn't like like long and i almost 400. wow. yeah. and there's a whole wrong. yeah. and the kids play it. right. yeah. well yeah, yeah. we just went to the m ah, i could not believe what i've seen every single place we went and put a geiger counter down or every place. so we took a water sample from had cancer causing levels. the people in florida are actually
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fighting a few cancers, the 1st being the disease which still remains the number one cause of death in florida. and the 2nd is that mosaic moves like cancer. once it's used up the resource, it has to expand for its own survival. but the 3rd one may be the deadliest of all the cancer of the body politic. for people that were regulating our polluters have now joined them into every day. they allow cancers that can be stopped to continue to happen and as are only defense is eroded away, we pay the price with our health. and with mosaic and the state having such a cozy relationship, the only people that could step in were the federal e p a. but when the e p a started to be run by a former co lobbyist, they actually deregulated all water protections, leaving the people in florida to fend for themselves. but this problem is bigger than florida. it's not only nationwide, it's worldwide 24 hours a day. factories are pumping cancer, causing chemicals into local waterways,
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all with the government approved and over 1000000000 people a year pay the price by getting a chronic illness. and even though a lot of these polluters are multi nationals, the way they do business can be forced to change by the voice of the citizens. and with childhood cancer rates up 30 percent since the 19 seventy's and access to clean water disappearing. day by day, local communities have stood up to these giants taking their environment back. and joining this world wide movement is easy. it begins when you ask the simple question, what's in my water? ah, ah, ah,
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you face as a merge, we don't have a therapy. we go to the vaccine, the whole world leads to take action and to be ready. people are judgment. 2 common crisis with we can do better, we should be doing better. every one is contributing each in their own way. but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is great, the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are in it together. ah ah,
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