The Florida Department of Transportation will study the use of phosphogypsum (PG) to help build roads, in accordance with recently approved legislation.
The new law, passed with bipartisan support, promotes innovation and fact-based policymaking.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) holds ultimate authority to broaden the applications of PG beyond its current limited, approved uses in agriculture and scientific research. Florida’s study presents a valuable opportunity to learn more and advance the scientific understanding of PG.
Today, more than twenty countries, including Canada and Belgium, use PG to grow crops, regrow forests, and as building material — just to name a few of the 55+ different uses already discovered.
In the United States, Florida is leading the way and using innovation to solve some of our toughest challenges.