The Old Piney Point phosphate mine in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. Photo:  The Bradenton Herald via AP
The Old Piney Point phosphate mine in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. Photo: The Bradenton Herald via AP

State of emergency announced in Florida as leak at waste water pond prompts evacuations

  • Residents who live around the Piney Point reservoir received a text alert warning them to leave the area immediately because the collapse of the reservoir was ‘imminent’
  • A Manatee County spokesman said the most pressing concern is that the water could flood the area, which he said was agricultural and low in population density

The Old Piney Point phosphate mine in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. Photo:  The Bradenton Herald via AP
The Old Piney Point phosphate mine in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday. Photo: The Bradenton Herald via AP
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