The Lakeland Ledger reports that the sinkhole became a minor environmental problem for the Mosaic company but a major public relations disaster.
The sinkhole opened in September 2016 at the plant in central Florida, but the company did not make a public announcement of the accident until 10 days later after questioning from the media.
The announcement led to a backlash from hundreds of nearby residents, concerned about contamination of drinking water.
Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com
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