A monster sinkhole at a phosphate facility in Mulberry has dumped more than 200 million gallons of slightly radioactive water into the ground.
Workers at the New Wales plant off Highway 640 discovered the sinkhole under a gypsum stack on Aug. 27. Since then, Mosaic along with the Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA have been on site monitoring the situation.
According to Mosaic officials, none of the slightly contaminated water has turned up in test wells near the facility. Also, crews are diverting the wast water so it does not reach the aquifer.
Mosaic said although the nearest homeowners are miles away from the plant, they can call the company to have their water tested.