PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES FROM RADIOACTIVE PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER WASTE!
Across the United States, fertilizer is produced by strip-mining phosphate rock from mineral deposits, and processing phosphate into phosphoric acid. This process creates radioactive waste called phosphogypsum.
This radioactive phosphogypsum is stored in mountainous piles called “gypstacks” that are hundreds of acres wide and hundreds of feet tall. These radioactive gypstacks threaten communities in four Gulf States — Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas — as well as eight other states. Please — sign our citizens’ petition urging the Environmental Protection Agency to increase federal oversight over the safe treatment, storage, and disposal of radioactive phosphogypsum and process wastewater.
Sign our petition to the EPA.