Manatee County renews Mosaic's controversial mining permits

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  • bitemosaic posted at 7:43 pm on Fri, Feb 28, 2014.

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    "...www.schreuderwater.us go to clients>Mosaic and see this "...Mosaic predecessor company to consolidate water use permits for 11 mines and 3 chemical plants for a total annual average water supply of 485 million gallons per day (mgd) from the Floridan Aquifer." Direct quote from Mr. Schreuder's website. Schreuder is the major company permitting water for Mosaic...check it out yourself, if he has not pulled that site. Look at 485 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY! The 69.6 mgd's is only a small portion...Mr. Dodson said he does not even use half that much...referring to 69.6 mgds....SWFMWD said that wells permitted as short term use...aka 5 yrs or less are not monitored. Asked about how mine cut water and water used to pump to slurry pit, total volume is measured not with meters...but "water in, water out" so says SWFMWD...measuring rain fall....so not ALL water is even metered...then Mosaic is PERMITTED 485 MILLION GALLONS PER DAY. Aside from permit costs of a token amount for permits...the cost of the wells...then all the water is free...wouldn't you like to have free water? What about 485 MGDS? And, Mosaic is "self reporting." And your municipal water could send you a card to return with your water usage on it and save a lot of meter reading...Government agencies trust big companies but do not trust the public? Think about this...go to this site before it is gone. Ask your water supply agency to send you a self reporting card...save all that money for meter readers...actually self reportage is done online...no postage![beam]

     

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