Letter To DEP's Office Of Inspector General
We, the undersigned, urge you to investigate why the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) did not inform the public of water contamination by a Mosaic mine in Polk County until three weeks after DEP was informed of the problem.
DEP has a critical mission in our state: to be a steward of our environment and therefore to protect our land, air, water, and public health. In this case, it's clear DEP failed in its responsibility to the public. Floridians should know why they were kept in the dark when 200 million gallons of radioactive waste were dumped into their water supply.