The wastewater disaster in Florida is a symptom of how we grow our food

The Verge | Apr 7, 2021 at 7:52 PM
  • Fearing a 20-foot “tidal wave” of contaminated wastewater breaking free from a giant industrial waste pile, Florida officials told hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes in Manatee County over Easter weekend.
  • The most dangerous water (which picked up contaminants as it leaked through the breach) was trucked away to be processed — but the rest has been intentionally drained into Tampa Bay, where it could cause more problems.
  • Mountainous piles of waste from phosphate mining will keep growing because no one really knows what else to do with it except put it into piles or bury it.