Significant leak at Florida toxic wastewater prompts evacuation

The governor of the U.S. state Florida on Saturday declared a state of emergency after a significant leak at a large storage pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads. The collapse risked sending wastewater into nearby stacks of phosphogypsum, which is considered radioactive and can contain carcinogens and heavy toxic metals. More than 300 homes near the site were evacuated.

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