Public hearing set on massive sinkhole at fertilizer plant

Posted at 9:40 AM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 18:23:42-05

The first public meeting will be held in Polk County for residents to hear more about the safety of drinking water in the wake of a massive sinkhole at a fertilizer plant that's sent millions of gallons of contaminated water into Florida's main aquifer.

Polk County officials say that on Monday between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., residents can learn more about the Mosaic company's ongoing well testing and monitoring program, as well as the efforts to plug the sinkhole at the New Wales site.

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The meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall at the Mr. Olive Missionary Baptist.

Mosaic -- one of the world's largest producers of phosphate and potash for fertilizer -- previously acknowledged that the contamination from the sinkhole that opened in August had spread to groundwater.