MULBERRY, Fla. — About 200 gallons of sulfuric acid was released Tuesday after a pipeline leaked at a Mosaic facility.
The state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it received a pollution notice about the leak at the New Wales facility. Mosaic said it worked to clean up the leaked acid and neutralize any impact to local soil.
The facility is located at 3095 CR 640 West in Polk County.
Mosaic Fertilizer is the largest phosphate mining company in the world. In 2016, a sinkhole opened up at the New Wales facility and swallowed more than 215 million gallons of water. The company admitted the water was slightly radioactive after being contaminated by gypsum, a byproduct of the fertilizer made there.
That contaminated radioactive water got into the Floridan aquifer.
In 2015, the company agreed to pay nearly $2 billion in a federal lawsuit over hazardous waste. It also agreed to improve clean up operations at sites in Florida and Louisiana.
Correction: A previous version of this story omitted the word "million." The story has been updated.