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is 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. and his 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 allows 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 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 miss handling of hazardous waste and louisiana and floyd. just last year mosaic agreed to pay nearly killed
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$1000000000.00 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 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 helped educate the children on the benefits of mining. saying, preparing today,
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students for tomorrow's jobs. welcome to arcadia florida, halfway between orlando in tampa arcadia sitting down valley and the sleepy agricultural town has become brown 0 for the battle with mosaic. ah, and although their history a phosphate mining is tied with to soda 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 a facebook group against phosphate, modern soto county. no,
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they not, many people are familiar with what those ache is and what, what they do or 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 mine in desoto county. but we can't allow mosaic to come into the soda fountain. 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 ranking jose policy did change from agriculture. tier, a tier 2 phosphate mon fioma, the zoning history of 400083 point 40 plus or minus acres,
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land motion for now. hm. so county, florida, 1st county, i believe in history actually say no to mosaic rezoning bron oh her oh oh i love an incredible video to night. a massive thing call has opened at the mosaic new wealth facility in mo, very good evening. and thanks for joining us. on wendy ryan, i'm famous to jeweller tonight. there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the florida aquifer. nbc actually news reporter
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camera pollen live at the plant. i did a crew that the new whales mosaic plant scrambling to stop the contaminated and 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 bowen, grandmother of 10, an accidental water activists. molly jumped into this in 2016 after that famous mosaic sinkhole had contaminated her son's drinking water and well water. molly spent a lot of time in the field doing water testing and then mapping the out falls and
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all the different waterways that mosaic uses to release their toxins. and having grown up in the area, molly is familiar with all the ways the waters connect and she keeps track of all the different how false mosaic have in the waters. they blended to drawing a direct line from a zag outfalls down to the charlotte harbor. and out to the going well, he'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 have a zak and operate more say january 1st, 2019. there was some kind of an explosion that the 4 corners mine iraqi explanation given was that it was a giant flock of birds which we did not buy. so we figured we go take a look at the water ourselves and go get our very 1st water soon. blair looked really weird like he was frozen or had some sort of top layer on since all of the
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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 now, mine, we're going to do a quick phosphate test. over boz urban towards rober, bolts. not very, very smooth or strong. one to go to work with all the stickers, with home warranty student humor. more hormones do, own, below, or mars to goal is dark. this goes,
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this is at least 4. if not, it's even darker than the darkest color, i think, ah, soon you know, it's way. ready over for that's 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 wind gate might be all we had just seen was called a fluid. 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 thumb. mm hm. if you look, there's a little bubbles in the bubbles don't disappear, they turn into the phone. you can see the thumb collecting on the rocks right there . mm. this looks like paradise. if you don't look
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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. i just know people color is different. exposure like that's newer this longest. have you know, i mean i've been there for weeks that's in there for days. ah, down ah, a little bit of 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 a giant river. ah christmas traditional yuletide holding
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this traditional with a special christmas guide me christmas tolerance diversity guide. we all know that christmas is a family holiday. i makes oral your parents are properly numbered noun this year. follow the agenda that make us know woman hands. dennis, no man or even better at this new person designed for themselves. ah, no gifts, no, don't any bells and prepare 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 d,
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a community m, and obviously center not to be cancelled. i because he is a waste, his gender male who abuses mrs. close discriminate against children based on behavior. whereas red, which is a communist color, makes children sit on his map, makes people destroy trees and exploit sales. so sorry kids center is not coming to town anymore. i follow these instructions. stick to the spirit of christmas. you decide. oh a
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christmas dinner chill with school is the child beginning foreigners with which one is about the way to adjust my with gracie was left the keenest type with position for food or a couple of in junior was, wasn't it that the appointment for that? if you change cuz you machine that i do with no, i mean logical, but that amount with the me of power or storage with the whole when i was so seemed wrong. when all 3
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just don't move. i mean you world the easiest to feed out disdain. becomes the attitude and engagement. it was betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart, we choose to look for common ground longer . mm. i pointed out that it looks like the foam that was in mosaic sink hole. wherever 200000000 gallons of radio active water spilled into the local aqua for and as a result, cancer and other birth defect rates went up in
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care taking a break from testing water to try to call mosaic again. ah ah. ringback ah. ringback 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 options. hi gary, this is eric crown. i was trying to give you a call. i am working on a documentary about phosphate mining and would love the opportunity to be able to speak with you k. we're gonna try the phosphate expert for mosaic,
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towards the phosphate which is sponsored by music or industrial research. and i was wondering if i could speak to dr. berkey i oh. ringback hi, dr. berkey. now this is, this is gary. go hi, gary, i'm, i'm sorry i'm, but maybe i got misdirected, i'm or one in mining and carrying 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 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. mm. the 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 deals ah, servers to you. so distribute. so bird go for all you know for you to be able to walk you through to your groups. installed the washer global process because both of these, you blog molder bumper to pull up
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a few ball room after work several promise to treat each barbara shoe over your last you do there. you don't want your policy board? no. sorry, lou. so merger stop. if you stop employers worker with mostly so a lot of people don't speak up because they will lose their job and working at the drag line excavator and to be the operator of that is one of the highest paid jobs with over $340000.00 acres already mine and the bone valley region, we, a lot of the locals that have been experiencing cancer and accelerated cancer rates . 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 the bustle funds of the air, kidney martin, the user to make roads. and none of the citizens have any idea and how radioactive the ground after seeing so many people get cancer's 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 the and actually by 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 here 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 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 level 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 iron worker and barney,
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and welding steel. climbing all over, do go and entered a man repairing step, which i would take down the sand headed assange. i think all the contractor then, and then once we got it big in that bottom back up. mm. ah, name is chronic. bo was, i don't want to hear that word poets, but that's what it is. and i mean, you know, if you inject somebody will polish, it kills them right away. it's gonna show in some mercy, you know, to me. but just like you give me just a little bit every day for 20 years, you know all 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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or have a lot of long problems with cancer problems kidney problems located. we're trying to point me substantially short. mm. norful. because you won't that jo nationalists but the table to those little children at home. mm mm with a home recently, but usually i mean probably was through age just to rule. so how many people that you worked with mosaic? i got cancer or had hit that health with 3 and 21 visit. that's july. i'll mention
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that again. but cancer are live, unfair labor failure and stuff like that. most of our younger guys and then where those major badges and when it got full, i got laid out so they would put the dose of meter mad underneath your head. that when you get radiation, it's going to get filled up. and instead of helping the guys they just go with a while when he got hired and nobody was temporary logic, ju many years daddy's was like too many a is saying mm a
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year i drink. what good 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, what you saw going on. well, you know, i tried to get a gag order and i like you did a couple times i just kept, oh, i didn't have any friends or people that they told people not even talk to me. if i saw growth in church,
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said no way. i mean it, i normally do it a little later only, you know, 3 years, i guess my social lab was with the people that had been told that that got to be my me hey, so far nobody from has called me back. not much of a surprise, we're now going to try to call the main person in to so heather natalie. and see if we can speak to her today for. ringback right now, are you back accounting when you hang up or press pound for more options? hi heather, my name is eric brown. i am working on a documentary about phosphate 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 can sit down and do an interview. and if you think mosaic is only affecting the water in
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florida, i've got really bad news for you because guess you make your floor. i good toxic leftovers from mining become hydro force 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 percent evaporation, a polish for gas. and they use tiny gray to track those deals. those particles a nice or non agitated, where the silica linked to the bar and
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you know people, drake, the standard, you know, there man, study after study at harvard, lauren lack you and feel. and then course you do, if you drink it may take and you know, it's and everything isn't cold beer in grade. anything it's got water in it is that there may be a big city or apps that are being played with gold. there's so much floor ah, ah, or special yes, today, the only in the legendary mich fire sign, author of planet ponzi mitch. nice to see. happy holidays. mm hm. one of the worst
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ever mess shootings in america was in las vegas in 2017. the tragedy exploded a little of the real las vegas, where many se elected officials are controlled by casino knows the vegas shooting. revealed what the all vm p d really is. and now it's part of the stand machine. most of the american public barely remembers that it happens that just shows you the power of money and las vegas. the powerful showed that true colors when the pandemic head, the most contagious contagion that we've seen in decades. and then you have a mayor who doesn't care. so here is caroline goodman, offering the lives of the vegas residence. to be the control group to the shiny facades concealer, deepen difference to the people who lives could have been saved if they would take an action. absolutely, keep the registering and keep the slot machines doing in vegas as a money machine. it's a huge cash register that is ran by people who don't care about people's lives being lost to.
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a pepper spray a 4 year old, empty back c march and germany countries across europe facing the rest of the head . if you get open, you restrict parents and activists to lead you. k hospitals are discriminating against children with down syndrome and a bit to free up beds during the pandemic with deadly results. here from a mother who was asked to sign a do not resuscitate order for her son. when she said it was, well just in case my son's life that you're asking with or no, i mean he has down syndrome, but that's got nothing to do with whether it should be tight or not.

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