Morning Jolt: The Toxic Spill in Tampa Bay

I'm back, and thank you to Alexandra DeSanctis and Isaac Schorr for filling in during my vacation. On the menu today: the complicated backstory on the worries about that potential toxic leak in Tampa Bay and what Florida governor Ron DeSantis is doing about it; the Miami Marlins' new general manager Kim Ng and the importance of offering genuine opportunities to minorities, and not just public-relations window-dressing; and comparing a 2020 vision of post-pandemic life to the reality that is gradually taking shape around us — with particular focus on the dire state of daily life in Iran.

Ron DeSantis and the Coming Blame Game for the Tampa Bay Toxic Spill

Right across from Saint Petersburg on Florida's Tampa Bay is Manatee County, where a phosphate-processing plant that closed two decades ago has gradually built up a reservoir of 480 million gallons of acidic water. That chemical-laden byproduct is now in danger of spilling ...

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The Toxic Spill in Tampa Bay

I'm back, and thank you to Alexandra DeSanctis and Isaac Schorr for filling in during my vacation. On the menu today: the complicated backstory on the worries about that potential toxic leak in Tampa Bay and what Florida governor Ron DeSantis is doing about it; the Miami Marlins' new general manager Kim Ng and the importance of offering genuine opportunities to minorities, and not just public-relations window-dressing; and comparing a 2020 vision of post-pandemic life to the reality that is gradually taking shape around us — with particular focus on the dire state of daily life in Iran.

Ron DeSantis and the Coming Blame Game for the Tampa Bay Toxic Spill

Right across from Saint Petersburg on Florida's Tampa Bay is Manatee County, where a phosphate-processing plant that closed two decades ago has gradually built up a reservoir of 480 million gallons of acidic water. That chemical-laden byproduct is now in danger of spilling ...   READ MORE

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