A Sinkhole In Florida Is Leaking Radioactive Water Into The Ground
At least 215 million gallons of radioactive water from a fertilizer plant seeped into an aquifer that Florida residents use.By Ethan Weston | September 17, 2016
A Florida company kept a dangerous secret from the public for three weeks: A massive sinkhole had leaked at least 215 million gallons of radioactive water into an aquifer.
The mining company said workers first noticed it around the end of August but didn't tell anyone because they found "no risk to the public."
And the sinkhole seems to be draining into an aquifer that provides drinking water to millions of people. It also feeds water into springs used for recreational activites.