Water in Florida

Florida Aquifer

 Water companies sink wells into the Aquifer then pump it up and sell it to you.

PROBLEM is we have sandy porous soil so everything that is on ground will work its way into the Aquifer.

Florida’s Pollution Heavyweights

  • Florida has nearly 300 active and 500 inactive landfills. Many are unlined.
  • There are over 14,250 sites in Florida contaminated by petroleum, most of them linked to leaking underground storage tanks.
  • The industry in Florida is responsible for releasing millions of pounds of toxins into the environment each year.
  • More than 2,000 drinking water wells in Florida have been contaminated.


 Where Florida Stands

Most Polluted Areas – Top Ten

1- California

2- Wisconsin

3- North Carolina

4- Florida

5- Texas

6- New York

7- Nevada

8- Pennsylvania

9- Ohio

10- New Mexico

Among the 17 million people exposed to a combination of over 107 contaminants, 9.2 million were exposed to the barium, which seeps into the water from drilling and mining runoff as well as erosion on natural deposits. Of these, 25,000 were exposed to amounts of barium that exceeded health limits.

Over 11 million Floridians also may have consumed radium-226, a radioactive element found around uranium deposits that can potentially cause cancer, in their water. And 11,113 people were exposed to excessive amounts of it.

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