Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: Tours

Title: Mosaic Phosphate Mine

Organizers: Maxine J. Levin and Joseph N. Schuster
Lead Community Sponsor:
Cosponsor: SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils, SSSA Division: Consulting Soil Scientists, SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
Community Cosponsor:
Format: None (Admin Only)
Keywords: Mosaic, mining , phosphate and reclamation

Session Description: Central Florida's "Bone Valley" stretches from Polk County southward through portions of Hillsborough, Manatee, Hardee, and DeSoto counties.  Mosaic operates four phosphate mines and four fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay region Extended mines and new mining operations undergo exhaustive planning and approval processes to protect air, water, ecology, transportation, safety and other environmental, health and public welfare considerations. After mining, state-approved reclamation programs will result in productive land uses, including enhanced wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.