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Manatee to decide on Mosaic mine expansion

MANATEE COUNTY – The County Commission Tuesday will decide whether to allow Mosaic Fertilizer to expand phosphate mining in the Wingate Extension in eastern Manatee County, near the border with Hardee County.

County staff is recommending approval of the mining permit request, which comes amid an ongoing dispute over whether the mine expansion is ecologically sensible.

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This article was originally published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on June 19, 2012.