ICYMI about 50,000 bags of toxic fertilizer are slowly being dumped in Tampa Bay right now! This is happening just south of us on the other side of the Skyway Bridge!
An old abandoned phosphorous plant has been storing toxic water in its reservoir for years now, and the dam is at risk of breaking as we speak! If that were to happen this toxic water would burst into the surrounding neighborhoods which have now been evacuated. This contaminated water is full of phosphorous, nitrogen, and heavy metals making it corrosive, acidic, and full of excess fertilizer nutrients.
Dumping it into the bay will likely lead to algae blooms and dying marine life! The leaking water is being absorbed into the surrounding soil in an area that has a lot of farmland.
At Brick Street we never use synthetic chemical fertilizers, and we also grow everything in a closed-loop system without soil. That means not only do we never have to worry about soil and water contamination from industrial plant runoffs affecting our crops, but we don’t create any runoff ourselves.
This tragedy brings up so much food for thought! What are your thoughts and opinions?
Read the referenced Tampa Bay Times article HERE!