What are the effects of drinking water from a well on a former phosphate mining site

I need to know what will happen if a person drinks, fishes or swims in a lake on a phosphate site



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    Uranium can usually be found in phosphate deposits, so I’m assuming drinking water from a former phosphate mining site may induce some problematic consequences. In fact, there are several radioactive elements present in phosphate ores, such as radium-226 and thorium-232 , with radium-226 posing as the bigger concern. In addition to these radioactive elements, there are high concentrations of metals and other environmental contaminants present. 

    For a much more detailed discussion of health side effects or other things to be aware of, click on the cited link below. 

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