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Aquifer Formation Destruction
Bone Valley Phosphate Mines
PHOSPHATE DRAGLINES

Millions of acres including critical wetlands and groundwater have been and continue to be purchased by phosphate strip mines for the phosphate just beneath the surface, then stripped by phosphate draglines. While the state and counties of Florida continues permitting more land for phosphate strip mines. Unfortunately, these permits grant the phosphate strip mines industry access to Florida's rich geography including Florida's unique aquifer systems to plunder.

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Phosphate Strip Mines

WHAT IS A DRAGLINE

Drag line excavator systems are heavy machinery that is used in civil engineering, surface mining, and excavation. With civil engineering, the smaller types are used for road and port construction. The larger types of drag line excavators are used in strip mining operations to extract phosphate rock. These are among the largest types of mobile equipment and weigh upwards of 10,000 tons!

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Phospahte Overburden

(Fig. 1)  PHOSPHATE OVERBURDEN - SLURRY PIT SEPARATION!

Overburden Removal


The southwest central Florida area is located over one of the largest phosphate deposits on the North American continent!

..."In 2000, ($1,130,000,000) or $1.13 billion dollars worth of (phosphate based) fertilizer was exported from Florida making it another one of Florida's leading export commodities", says the Department of Environmental Protection Services.

Today this central Florida region is known simply as, "Bone Valley". The Central Florida Phosphate District is shown in BLUE on the map HERE

Is Florida phosphate more valuable than Florida watersheds and aquifers? Florida politics and a phosphate industry has shown it is!

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DRAGLINES OVERBURDEN REMOVAL

The phosphate industry defines Overburden as wetlands, aquifers, springs, grasslands, water tables, forests, rivers, lakes, ponds, etc... By definition overburden is where we all call home. (ie. your property is defined as Overburden by the Florida phosphate industry)

In 2003 the Florida phosphate industry as a whole, strip mined (4,501) acres of virgin Florida natural treasures. That would be over (4500) acres of Overburden, plus a strip mine pit down (150) feet where Florida's rich geographically raw treasure reserves existed for millennia. This scarred central Florida earth is clearly visible in satellite images.


DISAPEARING AQUIFERS

Central Florida's groundwater and aquifers are becoming extinct by aquifer system formation destruction via phosphate strip mining operations. Florida's natural treasures, known to the Florida phosphate mines industry as phosphate overburden, are being destroyed for the beginnings of a phosphate strip mine. Where is the balance between Florida politics, industry, and the Public?

Natural Watresheds
WHAT IS AN AQUIFER

An aquifer is a body of saturated rock, in this case the rock is limestone, through which water can easily move. Aquifers must be both permeable and porous and include such rock types as sandstone, conglomerate, fractured limestone and unconsolidated sand and gravel.

Fractured volcanic rocks such as columnar basalts also make good aquifers. The rubble zones between volcanic flows are generally both porous and permeable and make excellent aquifers. In order for a well to be productive, it must be drilled into an aquifer.
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