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Water contains high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, which can affect water quality. When the reservoir collapses completely, subsequent floods can hit local homes and businesses and be contaminated by radioactive waste stored at the reservoir site. Reported by Bradenton Herald..
Authorities have started pumping to prevent this potential disaster Wastewater Exit the reservoir and enter Port Manatee, the port that departs for Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Times reported.. Pumping began on March 30 and by April 4, an average of 35 million gallons (132 million liters) of water had been dumped into the bay each day. The dumped water is not radioactive.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Manatee County’s deputy manager Scott Hopes said on April 4 that he plans to drain the reservoir completely into the bay and “large storage vessels.”
“We haven’t left an important area yet,” Hopes said.If the reservoir collapses, “all models show that it takes less than an hour to drain the reservoir at a height of 20 feet. [6 meters] The wall of water, “he said.