POLK COUNTY (WWSB) - The phosphate mining company Mosaic brought out media to its New Wales facility in Mulberry, Florida Monday. The goal was to show off the completion of repairs to the site where a massive sinkhole opened up in 2016.
The seemingly endless, massive sinkhole caused over 200-million gallons of contaminated water to flow into Florida's aquifer. The incident changing the way the public is notified about pollution spills in the state.
Mosaic spent 84 billion dollars to fix the problem. Moving more than 780,000 cubic yards of material, and employing more than 350,000 hours of man power on the site.