Congressman Buchanan, Manatee officials to provide update at 12:30

Congressman Buchanan, Manatee officials to provide update at 12:30
Vern Buchanan On Piney Point

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Suncoast Congressman Vern Buchanan and officials from Manatee County will provide an update on the phosphogypsum stacks at Piney Point.

Over the weekend, crews who were working on a controlled discharge determined that a larger breach made a collapse imminent.

A breach would lead to massive flooding in nearby communities and it could happen in just a matter of minutes.

Congressman Buchanan released a statement saying he was aware of the situation and working to make sure that safety was top priority. Monday, he will be holding a press conference with Manatee County emergency officials at 12:30 p.m.

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