September 26, 2016 Report
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September 26, 2016 Report

September 26, 2016   |   ShareThis

The Mosaic Company today issued the following statement in response to Governor Scott’s emergency rule regarding public notification:

“Governor Scott today issued a statement regarding an emergency rule that will change public notification following pollution incidents. While we have yet to review the details of this rule, we are committed to working with Governor Scott, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The Governor also stated that his office will be proposing similar legislation. We look forward to working with his office, DEP and the Florida Legislature. We will also work with other stakeholders on an improved and transparent approach.

“Our company is continuing its remediation efforts on site. On Tuesday, we will brief Governor Scott and DEP Secretary Jon Steverson and provide them with an update during an on-site visit.”

Daily Well Testing Update

As of today, Mosaic has received 526 well water test requests. Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) is prioritizing testing based on neighbor’s proximity to the New Wales facility. Neighbors who have requested an alternative means of testing are encouraged to receive a water test at no cost from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

Mosaic will continue offering free bottled water to those who request it, until they receive confirmation that their well water has not been impacted by the water from the gyp stack.

Testing and Bottled Water Requests as of September 26, 2016

As of 12:00 pm

Scheduled 3rd party well tests 526
Site visits/samples taken 149
Expected site visits today* 35
Requests for bottled water 164

*Plans could change based on residents’ availability or inclement weather.