Water-Related News

Mosaic, county officials quizzed on water safety

BRADLEY JUNCTION – More than 100 people showed up in Bradley Junction to find out about the safety of their water following September's sinkhole accident at the Mosaic Co.'s New Wales fertilizer plant.

Some returned home satisfied, others did not.

"I've always been concerned about the quality of my drinking water. I remain concerned," said the Rev. Marquis Gundy, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Pierce near Mulberry.

"Mosaic has not been above ship about this," said Kim Borg of Lithia about the sinkhole accident. "It bothers me. Our well has some problems."

Borg was one of more than 1,200 people near the New Wales plant who had her well water tested at Mosaic's expense following the accident. She acknowledged the test results showed the water "within normal limits," but added she remains concerned and is awaiting another test by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.