NewsPiney Point Leak


MAP: These are the other Gypsumstacks around Florida

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 06, 2021

The leak and subsequent chaos at Piney Point in Manatee County has people wondering if it could happen elsewhere.

We have compiled a list of gypsumstacks around the state, as well as their activity status and the basin connected to them:

RELATED: Officials 'confident' in latest Piney Point outflow models, reopen US 41

The leak at the old Piney Point phosphate mine off of U.S. 41 could have far-reaching impacts throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Officials fear the leak could give way to an uncontrolled breach and cause a rush of toxic pollutants to discharge into Tampa Bay causing a major environmental disaster.