tv Documentary RT December 27, 2021 4:30pm-5:01pm EST
tell abc action news reporter adam weiner. they fear another environmental mess. it's not only just my organic farm, it's our natural resources. it's our very precious land and water dang was among the doesn't. 2 spoke out against mosaic at the 2nd full day of hearings held by manatee county commissioners. deciding whether to change the zoning of the property, called wingate east to allow mosaic to mine phosphate one, drive through west central rural florida. and it is clear that mosaic is turning our region into a banana republic. mm. anything that's coming from there, from mosaic beach into here, and come through all these properties right here. garrett's an organic farmer and he just lost his you sta, organic status. because mosaic was able to rezone 16000 acres in their own a mine. and that actually borders these wetlands that we're looking at, and the wetlands border garrett's farm. the u. s. government says that any
a radiation exposure is dangerous to human health. whereas florida has made slightly different rules so that they can accommodate phosphate mining and agriculture. so garrett is decided to take them to court this, i mean, it must be extremely stressful. this process all yeah, mining is stressful. if i say my stress or what it does, say community, what does your household, i mean, my wife and i, we've had a lot of issues. you know, she, she feels like he shouldn't try to take on a global phosphate giant. or, you know, some things are, were standing for, i mean, they are fringed on my way of life. and i, to me, this is more of a constitutional machine. mm. was 8 matchers themselves. they then give them details of those results to the county. and then they can just as okay, you met the criteria. those wells were placed in the concentration area where they finally, they're all working. ah,
one interesting aspect of mosaic is their masters of disguise. so here's just a basic looking open fence. and as we drive through, it looks like there's nothing here. what they do is they build these little teeny berms to keep the minds kind of out of public eye. so when you're driving by, you really have no idea these things were here. but then you just go up a teeny berm and opens up the destruction. what asked the guys why there was no warning signs about the radioactivity or no, no trespassing signs. they said that all the locals know just how bad and how dangerous the air is. so nobody would dare to ever even drive in voluntarily. this is a tower that a crew was, and i'm a former tower technician, and i was, they were working on the carrier up above there. and i, i totally get out of here, man, this place radioactive. it out and they were here for a week working on a project up there. and every day i, jamie shut down them. now i just says,
you know, this is a dangerous thing out here, but none of them there are no warning signs. when we're out here on property, they just say we can't trespass there is, there is a radioactivity in the area, nothing, nothing. this is one of the things that we're advocating for. so they, they just try to, they just try to sort of keep it a secret radiation so that way it's not even the topic they have to fight for. right. right, right now, like to talk about it. and i, you know, we like, we like with
what, what exactly are we looking at here? is this phosphate extraction. it took place in april by july. they were out of here . okay, to see how much acreage they check out of here. over here is, is where they bring out the slurry and they hit it with the water, janice. and that's the result of that by product right there that they didn't take out of here. that is the actual product, right? david, their mining is this, the so this is a ban, like, i mean they just stop production on it. go out, they're done or in another, they're right over here. now they're just they're, they're about half mile up. yeah. in that direction where your camera space are right in . so i'm back at home base today we spent
a lot of day inside of the right around the mines and i started to get really sick . and you can feel a swelling and a pain in the bed right down here, which i believe of lymph nodes. so that's the 1st thing in, in how it sets in, within maybe being around that dust and that pollution within like 10 minutes, 15 minutes. i also have a headache and i started to get us a slight pain in my side. the longer that we were in those mines, so not really feeling well tonight. so the end result of phosphate process is after we've cleaned out and separated the phosphate from the leftover uranium and other radioactive and cancer causing toxic materials. they released back into the water. they have some material that the e p a says they're not even allowed to get rid of. so what do they do? instead they build these giant mountains that are called photo chips. them stacks.
and this water is some of the most toxic out there. pot zoom in just a little bit here. this preface gas to the bottom right of your screen wasn't here yesterday. so it looks like part of the wall is either collapsing or possibly this thing is expanding a little bit. second point recovering that 200. 15000000 gallons of contaminated water from the aquifer is a process that will take years. we've got some post on our facebook page from residence, from claim they live nearby and they're concerned about the quality of their, their water. what can you tell them? i can sure everyone that the water quality, you know, even on our property is still very clean. just imagine florida lakisha nash bond looks like the little holes and already a stone bay did. and that water st sleeping
rattled down into a route on, through ronald blue, saying it's that labs don't each said a quickly. so is it a cave layer? probably more vocal processes, the jeep some sports because the suits there was more mastery of order for students own more. mobile jackson still works very good to be honest. the school and the world. we'll talk and you shouldn't, shouldn't offer those a newspaper. it's worse for each michigan. it's a full, forceful, paul warning. i'm sure she resorts with not to go for total war for angela. contains full foreclosure for all
for going home to be able to do over and over the world. people are already a i'm in polk county, florida, where the famous sink call happened. meeting up with luella phillips, who started to notice her water changing colors and mel weird after the famous thing call happened. so we're meeting up at the mulberry phosphate museum, or do you have a miniature, indiana jones and your family? if so it's journey through the path when you visit them all very fast, they need a
b. this is a big point. larry, on things here for kids, a lot of things for kids. they have like a christmas time. they have santa claus here and you go cocoa thing. know have arts and crafts here is probably one of the ready most radioactive places in mulberry because you had that you had the mosaic drag line right here. well, the bucket. yes. been used, and it didn't always say mosaic on it. it has in the past years, this right here is where they want the kids to and look for sharks. they say this is, this is average like level just starting sulfate and all that stuff ph balance is higher than anywhere else in the state. florida is average for phosphate mining area. doesn't mean to say it doesn't mean it's good. it just means because of this area, we have high ratings. and that's how they explain our water test and stuff like that. you know, you guys have a consistently getting the same numbers and yet people mosaic, and the authorities are saying, well, the guy,
your counters must be wrong or they're being used incorrectly. what do you say about that? i mean, i say your follow it doesn't take a genius to run a geiger counter. it doesn't take a genius to know to know what's going on. it doesn't take a genius to be able to chase a metal. can you chase a metal on your mouth? right now, oh yeah, on the chip your top like i've been chewing aluminum. well, you'll probably get a headache later yet. we're living in this every day and it's higher radiation treatment. we haven't had our kids come here because of our health surveys. we found out people who just live within a certain radius and it gets back to stuff they're, they're getting sick, their children are getting sick back then they didn't notice their children were getting sick because nobody knew they had cancer till the router a large within the children in his area have autism. there's a, there's birth defects, there's, there's miscarriages, and heart disease, high blood pressure to make one in this area. kidney figures are big when long cancer, huge. i've had lots of my breast. i've had to biopsies before i was 40, and i've had sister, it turned into 2 words on my ovaries. i had 2 boyfriends to
one, died who returned 44 lung cancer in brain cancer and throw kit, he suffocated did it. and then i had somebody else, i was close to and he would have been 52 when he died. he died in for a cancer. so you don't have to necessarily work at the mines. you have to live around or drinking water, or near will. the soil degenerate has his ways. radioactive waste for everything they dump, calls into the ground and migrates, has to go somewhere and then migrates to example. lake okeechobee. it goes to the
atlantic ocean and it goes to the gulf of mexico, out of a red tie that karen, the brothers, that's the one that's out in the ocean. knees, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and phosphorus is where the process is flow through these bear this fax in the ground like this, it up wells. now he's cracks like a bunch of roads and highways under the ground. you have fractures or horizontal vertical in angles there. so it was produced, so the water takes goes up and says, i think i'll go down here and it goes over here, but ultimately got to the ocean. there's no such thing as unilateral security, all real security is always collected. this is precisely how russia used endless western hostility and nato expansion. moscow is presented ways to avoid conflict. sure. all secure is the west suite at the switch on
ah, laura means everything to me. i've been on the water since i was a child. i live here in matlab. shay, florida. where would you acquire a life dream? vanita small mom and pop motel. i'd my captain. i do what are tours? so water quality is my sustainability. so in 2018, our ground 04 red tide devastation, millions of tons of dead fish. see live dolphins, vanity's marching up on our beaches all summer long. devastating our environment and our economy as those phosphorus products to make their way in the waterway. feed design, the bacteria feed the red tide. it leads to an ecological disaster of millions of
tons of fish, kills this year over $200.00 manatees over a $125.00 dolphins. over $400.00 sea turtles and tons of miscellaneous fish that were killed this year. behind that was economic meltdown. fort myers beach was a ghost town. people are lining up at food banks. the city of sanibel was losing $16000000.00 a day. people are not. i mean, here businesses are closing. people have actually committed suicide because of their business losses related to this. that phosphorus potentially even from the 2016 toxic spill into our sink hole in central florida, where 260000000 gallons flushed into another rock over those aquifers eventually make their way into our, our coastal waters rating. basically, gasoline on a fire to feed the red tide as it approaches our coast. red ties naturally
occurring, but the mass of blooms that we have are natural and they're being fed by the unification of our waterways through phosphate nitrogen. hello everyone. my colleagues at the hillsboro county board of county commissioners and i are proud to welcome the mosaic company's headquarters to our community mosaic. as a fortune 500 company and one of the world's leading producers and marketers, i've concentrated phosphate and potash cropped nutrients. this is our 1st fortune 500 recruitment when in march, an important milestone and our rise has a global business destination. hillsboro county has experienced tremendous gravity and our financial professional services i. t and manufacturing sector about our cost paid industry, which dates back to the $18.00 eighty's continues to thrive. the export phosphate products and related phosphate shipments played a key role in port tampa bay's growth over the last 100 years. so thank you, mazda,
i'm just mad enough, adam, did i just go to bottom to the bay? i dive in. thank you to by haven't put my body down here in a swap so that if anything happens after we're down and mosaic wanted this property, they did they own that property over to the side here and the property can you? but they can't get a grant on it because it be too close to my house. ah a whole bunch more more they say though, they say i don't care about it, but they spent what 1st 10 years or 12 years that we lived on the property of one of their buyers, pounded us, trying to get us to sale. but we loved that this was our home and really we didn't understand what, what was going to happen. you know, we didn't understand about the exposure,
my grand kids and my children. i have half a thyroid now. and my daughter has how she motos my older son has parkinson's. my husband has leukemia. my grand daughter went to sleep at 13 and woke up the next morning. her eyelashes were on her face. that's how we found that her thyroid, it's gone right there as long as she lives on the property mosaics. not allowed to touch with the problems the dust. she surrounded on all 4 sides by mine which you have off. japan travels airborne to all the surrounding areas for miles and miles, which gives off radar, which is undetectable when breed. then the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the united states killing over 20000 people, eager to it. yet stay in the house a lot because he with his own condition, he couldn't go outside our house. we own 50 acres and 50 leased and he could not go outside our house because we were held hostage to the death.
mm. in all in i was starting to feel disheartened. nobody from missouri called me back and none of the doctors i reached out to would call me back in absolutely, nobody would give me information on mosaic or environmental pollution. so i decided to try the freedom of information act i had heard mosaic also sells their uranium and found that their subsidiary cf industries does have a defense contract. so under the freedom of information act, i made 3 requests, one to the environmental protection agency, one to the department of defense, and one to the nuclear regulatory commission to see where the uranium was going in
there was being tracked. and so i was told by the nuclear regulatory commission that there are no files and i was told by the p a they would get back to me. and i was actually called by the department of defense. and i'm calling with eric crowns. i'm calling regarding a boy in a website. i have a few didn't know questions. give me a call back at my number 703-699-7576. i appreciate it. thank you. i call them back and they wanted to know why i was interested in mosaic and what i wanted to know about mosaic. they told me to stop that line of questioning and that they were gonna delete my request from the database. and i needed to get information on them and nobody would talk. so i decided to go ask my some. so stop by the office as his we closed at the moment. i may not be here yet. so we're going to head up why
i was just getting some pictures around the area. i thought i'd stop by and introduce myself. my name is eric. i just want to say hi heather at france. hi. are you doing? hi. i'm trying to stop by and say in person hello. busy okay, i was just getting shots of like downtown, you know, getting a small town. so yeah. okay. what does that have to do with our business? so are you, i mean, yeah, when i'm here i'm all town. yeah. not all of our operations. law sounds like you would be a better i think reflection of our current operations just because you've been mining so long and hardy county up here. oh okay. yeah, we're looking to permit here or years away from having any operations or employees here and just that. okay. so you guys are setting a camp for future shop for yeah, i mean, yeah, we have an office here. we have an office that want to, like i said,
i was hoping maybe you'd be here and you know, i could just say hi in person. so. okay, nice to meet you think? i'll email you already. no worries. have a good one. yeah, that's still a touch confrontational, and she was not happy. she wanted to know what i was doing there. so i was at that building for under 2 minutes. and she showed up immediately to question me what was happening. why am i there? they don't have mining here. why would i be getting shots of arcadia so? so you know is interesting. they're definitely paying attention and definitely watching. so i decided to take heather's advice to go check out hardy county and although there's a lot of agriculture and firm work in hardy county, the major business there is mining mosaic is one of the biggest employers. it has
such deep ties to mining. you can actually see a drag line in their seal. in 1981 at the e. p. aden and environmental impact study to see how phosphate mining would actually affect the surrounding areas. they came to the conclusion that if they were to go ahead and build these facilities, they would constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment . yeah, but it was built in, according to the hardy county health department, the leading cause of death here is cancer. when i received a message from a good friend last night saying that there were people inquiring about me. so we are on slightly more higher hyler right now, and we don't know exactly who those people worked for. but the person that told me,
i trust the 100 percent. so i just, i, you know, again, because i noticed that i was starting to be followed by white trucks, mostly white pick up trucks. occasionally some g, m c's. but no matter where i went through his white truck, sort of in the background, when i put the camera up, they would usually drive away. so i had to be very careful while i was out there. i eventually find out the mosaic security company uses all white trucks. i've been told from numerous journalists about the harassment that mosaic does and how mosaic, or it's really hard to keep an eye on anybody speaking out again a, this is part of us being followed always by these white trucks.
mm. close. if they were basically stopped to visit us, the timing was really unfortunate cuz we excited to go back to the 4 corners mine and take a water sample and some geiger counter readings to get a better understanding of how toxic these mines are. if we could get a water sample, this would be the 1st time anybody has ever gotten that information. so we are at the corners mine. we just went to the entrance and we're going to do a quick geiger counter eating and stealing a find out. just rubbing here the berm over there is actually manmade. it's where they put other than going fast.
walker can request a self regulated. nobody really knows how much radar and other things they're dumping into the water and getting a water sample from inside the mines. the only way to truly find out normally these areas are off limits and today or opportunity had arrived. we say to go in and take a look. ah
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