Mosaic has applied for a permit to discharge 2.689 million gallons of industrial waste per day into the Peace River from its Bartow South Chemical plant. On September 30th, the DEP will be taking comments from the public. Please come and express your concerns.
If you live in Charlotte, Desoto, and Sarasota counties as well as the city of North Port, your drinking water comes from the Peace River.
The water is so bad that parts of the Peace River are considered IMPAIRED, contaminated with heavy metals including Mercury, Iron; Cyanobacteria (chlorophyll a/algal mats); and excess phosphorus and nitrogen.
Please attend this meeting at the Mulberry Civic Center from 4 to 7 pm on Sept 30th. Let your voice be heard.