PBS NewsHour

Battle over phosphate mining roils small Fla. town

Clip: 10/31/2018 | 7m 53s | Video has closed captioning.

Phosphate mining is a major industry in Florida, but it’s also a major source of pollution, responsible for red tide, toxic algal blooms and killing wildlife. In the northern part of the state, residents of a small town are resisting a man who wants to mine phosphate near their homes. Can the local government balance individual rights and with community health concerns? Laura Newberry reports.

Aired: 10/31/18

Rating: NR

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