Areawide Environmental Impact Statement addressing phosphate mining in Central Florida Phosphate District completed
Florida law requires reclamation of each individual acre of land that is mined, to make it suitable for beneficial use or habitat. In 2002, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Mine Reclamation issued a report that 63 percent of land mined between 1975 and 2002 had been reclaimed and released. At left, the beginning stages of a stream restoration effort.

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