Outlet Pipe From Phosphate Waste Impoundment

Lakeland, Florida, USA

This outlet pipe is at the bottom of a giant “gypstack” phospho-gypsum waste impoundment and creates a stream that eventually reaches the local water table. The weight of these gypstacks is tremendous, and there have been instances of the ground underneath the stacks collapsing, allowing tremendous volumes of radioactive, acidic waste to contaminate aquifers.