No. Phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Florida are highly regulated. Mosaic complies with regulations put in place by agencies responsible for protecting people and the environment. Water discharging from mining and manufacturing operations is done through permitted discharge points called outfalls. To safeguard the surrounding waterways these outfalls are monitored for water quality parameters.

Today, we monitor 78 active outfalls for water quality and flow based on stringent permit requirements and we analyze surface water for 246 different chemicals. Our record of compliance with these permit requirements is demonstrated in the public record. We follow rigid quality control procedures to ensure that the water released through the outfalls meets or exceeds state water quality standards.