Manatee County has approved injecting it deep into the aquifer. The public can weigh in on Oct. 6.
The lawsuit charges that the state and the company that owns Piney Point ignored warnings about possible failures at the site.
Organizations say that at the current rate of wastewater discharge, nearly 500 tons of nitrogen are on track to be released in the course of about a week.
Crisis in Palmetto
New data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows a diminished risk for an uncontrolled breach of water from the Piney Point gyp stacks
"It will have lasting effects for years to come for the entire county."
ManaSota-88’s Glenn Compton describes phosphate wastewater’s risk to human health and the environment.