VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows radioactive water in Florida

(WFLA) Dozens of private wells near a Florida fertilizer plant are being tested for radioactive contamination.

A sinkhole opened under a gypsum stack at the Mosaic plant in Mulberry on August 27th and sucked 215 million gallons of radioactive contaminated water into the aquifer.

The public wasn’t informed until last week.

Technicians showed up Monday at James Maxwell’s house in Lithia to take samples of water from his well.

“I’m scared to death, what it’s already done to me and my neighbors out here,” Maxwell said.

Maxwell’s well is one of at least 40 that Mosaic plans to test for contamination.

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