An image from the live stream at Piney Point.

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A livestream shows an overhead shot of an old phosphate plant pond in the Tampa Bay area that’s at risk of collapsing.

Florida state officials discovered the leak at the Piney Point reservoir, located near Tampa, on Friday.

Officials said the 77-acre pond holds about 600 million gallons of water that contains phosphorus and nitrogen, as well as small amounts of radium and uranium, and that it’s at risk of flooding nearby neighborhoods with polluted wastewater.

Nearby residents have been asked to evacuate, and Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency.

 

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