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Fluoridation Company Fined $2 Billion

Fertilizer Plant

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  • Mosaic Fertilizer, one of the world’s largest phosphate mining and fertilizer companies, agreed to a $2 billion settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The EPA accused Mosaic of improper storage and disposal of waste from the production of phosphoric and sulfuric acids, key components of fertilizers
  • Fluorosilicic acid, another hazardous waste product of the fertilizer industry, is sold to US municipalities to be added to drinking water for the purposes of water fluoridation

By Dr. Mercola

Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC is one of the world's largest phosphate mining and fertilizer companies. ;In October 2015, the company agreed to a $2 billion settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection over a 10-year battle over hazardous waste disposal.


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