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Florida Matters: The Phosphate Industry

Phosphate mining and production takes a heavy toll on the state's environment. But the industry also plays a key role in Florida's economy. This week on Florida Matters we’re exploring what phosphate contributes to the state, and at what price.

Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham (left); Tip Fowler, CEO of JDC Phosphate; Bill Lambert, Hardee County Economic Development Director; Dr. Steven Richardson, Reclamation Research Director with the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.
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Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham (left); Tip Fowler, CEO of JDC Phosphate; Bill Lambert, Hardee County Economic Development Director; Dr. Steven Richardson, Reclamation Research Director with the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.

Our guests include: 

Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham; Tip Fowler, CEO of JDC Phosphate; Bill Lambert, Hardee County Economic Development Director; Dr. Steven Richardson, Reclamation Research Director with the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.
Stephanie Colombini / WUSF
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Florida Matters' Robin Sussingham; Tip Fowler, CEO of JDC Phosphate; Bill Lambert, Hardee County Economic Development Director; Dr. Steven Richardson, Reclamation Research Director with the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.

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