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sick for profit and was access to clean water disappearing every day. people were fighting back and at the same time, i saw that that com people were being poisoned by the industries around the childhood cancer rates for up to 6 times the national average. if we can prevent any kids from going through what i've been through, then it's our duty to investigate. find out what's happening. so i decided to travel to one of the most toxic places in america, florida. mm. ah. there we go to florida, is beaches and disney world. in reality, one afford is biggest industries and best kept secrets is phosphate money. but for every one ton of usable phosphate,
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there's 5 times radio. active rock left behind. florida is still radioactive, that the fountain of youth is closed due to radioactivity. people that work in the mind and live in the mind, we're getting accelerated cancer. and in 2011 cancer became the leading cause of death in florida. we noticed a study today by the world health organization that said that long term exposure to radiation, even at low levels, can dramatically increase the risk of dying from cancer. the primer use for phosphate is fertilized, but it's byproduct creek cancer in the biggest player in his $85000000000.00 industry is mosaic. dis, fortune 500 company owns over 300000 acres which is roughly the size of los angeles . they already have mines and 4 counties and are trying to get into a fit. the mines were 24 hours a day and they mind $16000000.00 tons of phosphate rock
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a year in order to separate the phosphate rock from radioactive elements like uranium mosaic uses every 70000000 gallons of groundwater 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 in this 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 allow sam to dump harmful chemicals and toxins into the water. without many people noticing, missouri 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
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e p a find mosaic over $2000000000.00 for the mishandling of hazardous waste and louisiana and florida. just last year mosaic agreed to pay nearly $2000000000.00 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 site and 2 in louisiana. and claiming mosaic was improperly storing and disposing of chemicals used to make fertilizers. meantime, the 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 de soto zarina, give money to the local police departments, put on charities in the holidays and canned food drives. they even sponsor wildlife events. and as one of the largest landowners and florida their political influence is huge. and mosaic routinely sends representatives out to local elementary schools
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to helped educate the children on the benefits of mining mosaic, preparing today students for tomorrow's jobs. welcome to arcadia, florida, halfway between orlando in tampa. arcadia sits in dawn valley and this sleepy agricultural town has become ground 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 don't for agriculture. so currently mosaic is trying to reason and 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
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a facebook group, i had diagnosed a against phosphate, modern soto county. no, they not, many people are familiar with what those ache is and what, what they do are, 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 of ranking jose laudermill, l. c. to change from agriculture, tier,
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a tier 2 phosphate mon fioma, the zoning history of the bell, a $3.00 plus or minus acres, land motion for now. hm. so county, florida, 1st county, i believe in history actually say no to mosaic rezoning bron for oh, i love an incredible video tonight. a massive thing call has opened up the mozy. it's new well facility in more very good evening and thanks for joining us on
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monday. ryan, this is your tonight. there are reports of millions of gallons of contaminated water now flowing into the florida aquifer. nbc actually news reporter cameron, poland live at the plant. i did, i cruise at the new wales mosaic plants 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 it said no. meet molly vowing grandmother of tan, an accidental water activist molly jumped into this in 2016 after that famous mosaic st. call had contaminated her son's drinking water and well water. mm. molly spent
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a lot of time in the field doing water testing and then mapping the out falls and all the different waterways that mosaic uses to release your toxins. and having grown up in the area, molly is familiar with the all the ways the waters connect and she keeps track of all the different outfalls mosaic have in the waters. they blend into drawing a direct line from his deck out falls down to the charlotte harbor. and out to the goal while 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 homesick and operate more say january 1st, 2019. there was some kind of an explosion that the 4 corners my year are key. the explanation given was that it was a giant flock of birds which we did not buy. so we figured we could take a look at the water ourselves and go get our very 1st water soon. the water looked really weird like it was frozen,
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or had some sort of top layer on since all of the 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. rainbows, urban torture over boats. not very, very smooth or strong. we're going to work with all the stickers with home in order, more interested humor, more horrible to all. all markets
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are to go in. it is dark. this goes, 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 and that's the 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 mine. doyle we had just seen was called a fluent, 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. if you look there's, there's little bubbles in the bubbles don't disappear, they turn into the phone. you can see the thumb collecting on the rocks right there
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. mm. it looks like paradise. if you don't look too close, but i have to track it a little bit. you can see the hi may so i mean it's disgusting. it smells, smell is horrible. i just know color is the different exposure, like that's newer, this longest, k, e, you know, i mean that's been there for weeks. that's and there for days, ah to ah, a this isn't a flow is coming down directly from the mines and headed directly into the my aca,
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which is a state preserve. and also jain river. ah christmas. the traditional yuletide on a day or this year, making this traditional with a special christmas guide me christmas tolerance diversity guide. we all know that christmas is a family holiday. that makes oral your parents are properly numbered. i follow the agenda and make us no woman instead of snowman, or even better at this new person designed for themselves. ah, ah, ah, now gifts no don't,
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or teddy best prepare your children for the brave new world. i remember diversity is not a t i o is no longer an appropriate cost. you this is appropriation 0, a logical appropriation offensive to the day community. mm hm. and obviously, sandra m o has to be cancelled. i because he is a wisest gender male who amuses mrs. claus discriminates against children based on behavior, whereas red, which is a communist color, makes children sit on his lap, makes people destroy trees and exploit sales. so sorry kids center is not coming to town anymore. i follow these instructions,
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stick to the spirit of christmas. you decide. oh oh to what we to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy foundation. let it be in arms. race is on offense. very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time time to sit down and talk ah
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ah a worker in california now, but it looks like the farm that was in mosaic, sinkhole. wherever 200000000 gallons of radioactive water spilled into the local aqua for and as a result, cancer and other break defect rates went up. jose in
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q k, we're taking a break from testing the water to try to call mosaic again. ah . ringback ah. ringback hi, you've reached a voicemail. i'm sorry i missed you. please. record your message at the tone when you are finished. hang up or press pound for more options. hi kelly, 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. okay, we're going to try the phosphate expert for mosaic,
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towards the phosphate which is sponsored by music research institute. 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 been maybe i got misdirected and i are mm one and a half 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 towards the stork and the box turtle 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 a long time mosaic and play, that's just something you don't to. don't, lou, it's worth a 2 sources to produce servers to your flu distribute. so berto for all 0 or you to be able to walk you through to see order is installed the washer normal process because both of these you blog molar awful therapy to cooper football. we wrote several several
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problems to treat each barbara shoe over here. let's you do 30, don't want your policy or no. sorry, lou so merged off if you stop and pours worker with mostly. so a lot of people don't speak up because they will lose their job and working on the drag line excavator and to be the operator of that is one of the highest paid jobs with over 340000 acres already mine in 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 mine that is no longer active, but they just leave it like that scarred up for every one ton of phosphate that's usable for them. they have 5 times of radioactively lender. and what's left is
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basically radioactive. uranium late ground, which was it uses the sponsor, things like the fossil funds of the air kidney martin, the user to make roads. and none of the citizens have any idea and how radioactive the ground in after seeing so many people get cancer sicknesses in the area. the citizens of disorder decided to get geiger counters and test 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 fills for radiation, you can actually buy, you know, a radiation rescue kit that's going to have iodine tablets in it. i know this is cold war stuff. this is not stuff we should be living with in today's world. and
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although we're exposed to lots of different types of radiation, we're talking about ionizing radiation, which is on the more dangerous side here in the scale. and it's the ionizing radiation will be measuring through the geiger counters. the natural background is around point $22.00 and we are registering it 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 levels 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,
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free work place where i was a structural iron worker. and barney and welding, still climbing all over, still growing, entered a man's repairing step, which i would take down the sand headed assange. i think all the contractor they had. 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 already and i mean, you know, if you inject somebody with a polish, it kills him 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 a good a home mortal recently bought. ringback was when mm probably was through age just the room. so how many people that you worked with mosaic? i got cancer or had hit that health with 3 and 21 business july
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a. but cancer are live in fair liver failure and stuff like that. most of our younger guys and, and where those major bad is and when it got blue i got laid out so they would put the dose of meter mad underneath your head. so when you get radiation, it's going to be filled up. and instead of helping the guys they just go with a while when he got hired and nobody was temporary logic do 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'd like you did a couple times. i just skipped out. i didn't have any friends i thought later. but people, they tow 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 a little lighter only, you know, 3 years, i guess my social lab work with the people that had been told that that got to be my me so far. nobody from jose can call me back. not much of a surprise. we're now going to try to call the main person and 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 $54.00 plant evaporation, a polish for gas. and they use tiny gray to track those deals, those particles, a gas and then my store train known agitated where the silica linked to the bar.
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and you know people, drake, you know, there man, study after study at harvard because lauren lack you and you and then of course you do, if you drink it may take, you know, it's and everything isn't cold beer in grade. anything it's got water and it is that there may be a big city or apps that are being played with gold. there's so much florida. ah, as we continue looking at the nearon review in the year ahead, bringing in the all star guests from all over the world. we've got a great one today, stacy, it's charles hugh smith of,
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of 2 minds that count oh, became kind of a test bed for medical and then later recreational marijuana and it started with some things. so in a saying, i was wanting to socialize, everybody does it? so i cannot, and then it just keeps going and going and going. i'm just going to do it was, yeah. and then it's, i'm just going to try this one and then you never do it again because the one wife, 111 and i right on inside. okay. and you surround yourself with people who are encouraging you to do it and not to stop or it's all my life was over, jumped office about balcony and died. mm. you just couldn't stop
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