"Due to a possible breakthrough of mixed [chemical] process water from the southern reservoir at the [former phosphate] plant in Piney Point, I have declared a state of emergency for Manati County," Governor Ron Desantis tweeted.

Due to a possible breach of mixed saltwater from the south reservoir at the Piney Point facility, I have declared a State of Emergency for Manatee County to ensure resources are allocated for necessary response & recovery.

- Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 3, 2021

He noted that he made this decision in order to ensure the deployment of the necessary resources for response and recovery.

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