“Local environmental group Manasota 88 joined public health and union groups in a suit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency last week for approving the use of radioactive phosphogypsum in roads. The groups also petitioned the agency to reconsider its October 20 approval.
“This about-face by EPA is a big gift to the fertilizer industry. EPA has completely ignored the science and bypassed public input,” said Chandra Rosenthal, director of Rocky Mountain PEER. “Though the Southeast will bear the brunt of this egregious decision, Wyoming and Idaho are also threatened by this idiotic radioactive roads assault.””