The recent announcement by JEA and Florida Power & Light Company to decommission the St. John’s River Power Park in Jacksonville, FL in 2018 is a smart and responsible business decision. The coal plant’s output has been declining for a decade due to wide scale conservation efforts by consumers, as well as a changing energy landscape. The bottom line is that St. John’s River Power Park is no longer necessary and local communities shouldn’t have […]
A year before a sinkhole drained 215 million gallons of contaminated water from the top of a Mulberry phosphogypsum stack, monitoring wells around the stack showed something was already going horribly wrong — something that two experts say indicated a sinkhole was forming. Read more here!
In parts of Doral, the aromas of blooming gardenias, the freshly mown grass of its golf courses and sizzling Venezuelan areas have increasingly been overpowered by the wafting odors of garbage. In unfortunate pockets of the city, the rotten-egg stench makes its way into palatial, half-million-dollar homes and condos. The source? The Medley landfill and the county’s Covanta Waste Energy Facility, which sit nearby. Read more on MiamiHerald.com
Mosaic wants to start a new phosphate mine in Manatee County and it’s stirred up a lot of controversy. On Thursday, the county commission chambers were packed as people urged the commission to deny the project. At the meeting, the chamber was so packed, they needed an overflow room, while picketers stood outside. Read more here!
The signs read “Planet over Profits” as activists took to the streets Saturday in protest of the phosphate mining company Mosaic. Mosaic and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection insist though, there’s no impact on drinking water. At the sinkhole site, DEP has taken 91 samples since the incident and says, “there is no evidence of off-site movement or threat to off-site groundwater supplies.” Read more here!