According to the ABC TV channel, we are talking about a leak from a waste tank on a former phosphate enterprise territory.
A state of emergency has been declared in Manatee County, Florida, because of a chemical tank bursting threat. This was announced on Wednesday by the governor of the state Ron DeSantis.
“Due to a possible breakthrough of mixed [chemical] process water from the southern reservoir at the [former phosphate] facility in Piney Point, I have declared a state of emergency for Manatee County to ensure that the necessary resources are deployed for response and recovery,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter.
According to the ABC TV channel, we are talking about a leak from a waste tank on a former phosphate enterprise territory. Suppose a large gap forms in the reservoir, about 3.6 million cubic meters of toxic waste can spill into Tampa Bay. This is fraught with a dangerous situation for the environment.
Authorities have now ordered the evacuation of residents and employees of businesses located near Piney Point. In total, there are about 316 houses in this area.