spartan

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Looks quite nasty and something to be concerned about, but …

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1419254/florida-reservoir-collapse-what-is-phosphogypsum-radioactive-phosphorus-piney-point-evg

At Piney Point, officials have assured the water itself is not radioactive but there is still some concern over its contents.

The water is believed to be primarily a mix of saltwater and stormwater with rainfall.

Florida’s authorities have said the water meets the quality standards for marine waters.

However, its pH levels – acidity – are somewhat out of the norm as are the total levels of phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia nitrogen.

I also don’t see how this is a GOP driven deregulation issue since the place closed down in 1999 and abandoned the plant in 2001. Jeb Bush became Governor in 1999, before that, with 2 deviations in 1967 and 1987, the State has had Democratic Governors uninterrupted since 1877.