tv Documentary RT December 27, 2021 8:30pm-9:01pm EST
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 back. com. people were being poisoned by the industries around them. childhood cancer rates are up 6 times the national average. if we can prevent 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. ah . there we go to florida, is beaches and disney world. in reality, one afford is biggest industries and best kept secrets is phosphate money. but for
every one ton of usable phosphate, there's 5 kinds of radioactive rod 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 mind, we're getting accelerated cancer. 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 primary use for phosphate is fertilized, but it's byproducts creek 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 and 4 counties
and are trying to get into a fit. the mines were 24 hours a day and the mind. 16000000 tons of phosphate rock a year in order to separate the prostate rock from radioactive elements like iranian 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 causing toxins that lead to cancer clusters all in this cancer causing environmental pollution is permitted by the state. mosaic is self regulated, so they only have to turn in reports for a balanced ph level which allow them to dump harmful chemicals and toxins into the water. without many people noticing mosaic believes that the solution to pollution is dilution. so they run their water through these outfalls, dump 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 governments were 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 $2000000000.00 to settle a federal lawsuit, the agreement covering $60000000000.00 pounds of hazardous waste. now the company agreed to clean up operations at 6 florida site 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 de soto zarina, give money to the local police departments, put on charities in the holidays and canned food drives. they even sponsor wildlife events. and as one of the largest landowners and florida their political influence
is huge. and mosaic routinely sends representatives out to local elementary schools to helped 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 sleepy agricultural town has become ground 0 for the battle with mosaic. ah, and although their history a phosphate mining is tied, was 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. no, there's not many people are familiar with what those ache is and what, what they do are, you know, 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 mining 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. oh, the citizens showed up to have their voices heard and protests. like most of them
out of ranking allows bill l. c. to change from agriculture, tier 8, in to phosphate. mon fioma, the zone history of 140083 point 40 plus or minus acres, land motion for now. hm. so county, florida, 1st county, i believe in history actually say no mosaic rezoning bron oh for ah, i love an incredible video tonight. a massive thing call has opened up the mozy new
wealth facility in mo, very good evening, and thanks for joining us. on monday, ryan gave us a jeweler tonight. there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the florida aquifer. nbc, actually news reporter cameron paul and live at the plans. i did a crew that the new whales mosaic plants scrambling to stop the contaminated and radioactive water that's seeping into the florida aquifer. they bought a lot of land but it's agriculture 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 bowen, grandmother of 10, an 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. and she keeps track of all of 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 helps this will lead to more water testing in conversation to have a zak and operate more say january 1st, 2019. there was some kind of an explosion at the 4 corners my hierarchy. 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 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 waterway right near mine. and we're gonna do a quick phosphate test over boz urban towards rober, bolts. not very, very smooth or straw. we go to work with all the stickers with
home in order to remove your more hormones to own or 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 i assume it you 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. and one of the signs of that discharge is heavy foam. if you look there's as little bubbles
in the bubbles, dark, disappear, they turn into the phone. you can see the foam 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 smells smells horrible. there's just no colors. different exposure like that's newer this longest. hey, you know, i mean it's been there for 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 giant river, ah, for special gas today, the only legendary fires 9 other planet ponds. 8 match. nice to say. happy holidays. good is your media reflection of reality? ah, in a world transformed what will make you feel safer?
isolation, whole community. are you going the right way, or are you being led to somewhere? direct? what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. a who interesting? i pointed out that it looked 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. i say in care we're taking a break from testing water to try to call mosaic again. ah ah ah. ringback how you reach your voice mail. i'm sorry i missed you, please. record your message at the tone when you are finished. hang up or press
pound for more options. hi kelly, this is eric crown. i was trying to give you a call. i'm working on a documentary about phosphate mining and would love the opportunity to be able to speak with you. ok, we're gonna try the phosphate expert for mosaic towards the phosphate which is sponsored by music research. and i was wondering if i could speak to dr. berkey i oh. 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 are
the one in lining king awful death and do this with burns or they'll just cut down all the trees. this field has been cleared and open so the mind can expand into it . now the problem is you start to displace a bunch of animals. when you remove their habitats, 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 muddle lou. it's worth a few sources to produce a service to you. so there's a burger for all you know for you to be able to
walk you through your groups. installed the washer normal process because both of these you blog, molar barble therapy to cover people remember work several problems to teach them to grow. show over your what you do, you 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 $340000.00 acres already minded 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 left over. 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 time, a phosphate that's usable for them. they have 5 times of radioactively with them. and what's left is basically radioactive. uranium late graph, which was it uses to sponsor things like a bustle, funds in the arcadia martin, the user 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 geiger 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 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 within 2 days. we're own and although we're exposed to lots of different types of radiation, we're talking about ionizing radiation, which is on the more dangerous side here of the scale. and it's the ionizing radiation will be measuring through the geiger counters. the natural background is around point $22.00 and we are registering 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. free work place where i was a structural ironworker and barney, and welding steel climb. when all ours do go on, entered a mile repairing step, which i would take down the sand hazardous. and i think all the contractor then. and then once we got it big and then put them back up. mm hm. ah name a chronic bo was. i don't want to hear that word poets me, but that's what it is. i mean, you know, if you inject somebody will 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, and i call that cruel, do you have a lot of friends that you also worked with at the time that also have illness now? or have a lot of long problems with cancer problems kidney problems. lot. we're trying to point me spiritually through norful because you want that jo nationalist but the on the table truly little children at home with a mortal recently bought was when mm.
probably last page, just a so how many people that you worked with mosaic got cancer or had hit that house with 3 out of 21 business. let's get a lot of that again. but cancer are living a liver failure, established that most of our younger guys and that where those major bad is and when it got blue, i got laid out. so they would put the dose of meter mad underneath or has that will get radiation. it's going to get filled up and instead of helping the guys they just go with a while when you got hired and nobody was temporary logic. do any key is daddy's was i went to many a is saying mm.
in leo, for years i woke went to sleep at night like a what? no me what kind of intimidation or difficulties did you, did you have with the company was they figured out that you were vocal about what you saw going on? well, you know, i try to get a gag order and i'd like you did a couple times. i just can't. i didn't have any friends i thought
later. but people that they told people not even talk to me if i saw growth in church, said no way, i mean anything to do. we normally do a little later only, you know, 3 years i guess my social lab work. ready with the people that had been told that that got to be my pre med, but so far, nobody from jose has called me back now, much of a surprise, we are now going to try to call the main person in. so heather natalie and see if we can speak to her today. for right now, record you back again. can you please 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. and if you think mosaic is only affecting the water in florida, i've got really bad news for you. because guess you make your for i good toxic leftovers from 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 knew as a gas, out of the $54.00 plan evaporation, a policy for gasoline. and they used to track those deals. those particles
a nice or non agitated, where the silica linked to the bar and you know people, drake with study after study at harvard because is lauren lack you and feel and then course you do if you drink it may take, you know, it's an area code 3 made me think it's got water and it has got a big city or a gold. there's so much florida. ah,
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