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Title:Reclamation of phosphate mine lands with compost. (Compost Use In Florida, p. 51-53)
Section:General -
Author:Jim Ragsdale
URL:Florida DEP
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The phosphate industry in Florida produces more than 75 percent of the United States supply of phosphate. The industry is concentrated in five southwest Florida counties that include Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Manatee and Desoto, where over 90 percent of Floridas phosphate is mined. In 1996, the mining industry began reclamation at a 100 percent; equivalency that requires one acre to be reclaimed for every acre mined. The phosphate mining industry on average reclaims between 4,000 and 5,000 acres a year of mine lands in Florida.

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Modified on Green Pi:2013-03-28 By farzi