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DeSoto County residents worry about proposed phosphate mine

On Tuesday [Nov. 2nd], the phosphate giant Mosaic will be represented at another in a series of public meetings on their plan to mine 18,000 acres in a county that has never been the site of a phosphate mine.

The proposed mine would take over much of the northwest corner of DeSoto, which bumps up against Manatee County's southwest corner. It would straddle Horse Creek, which is one of the purest waterways in the state. It flows into the Peace River, which supplies drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.