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SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Public Meeting: Drinking Water & Biscayne National Park Threatened

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Have you heard? Biscayne National Park is being contaminated
by FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear plant!

Attend upcoming Miami-Dade Co. Commissioners Meeting to learn more!
Tuesday, March 8 @ 9:30 AM | Stephen P. Clark Government Center | Miami, FL

***New Fact Sheet [DOWNLOAD]


The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will meet to discuss recent data results prepared by the University of Miami (UM) and the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) regarding discharges from FPL’s Turkey Point Cooling Canal System into South Florida’s drinking water source and Biscayne National Park. FPL’s water-intensive Turkey Point nuclear plant is near Homestead, about 25 miles south of Miami.

The recent UM study, ordered by the Commission and DERM Staff, documents contamination into Miami-Dade County’s water supply as well as into the adjacent Biscayne National Park.

The Biscayne Aquifer is a federally designated aquifer that supplies drinking water for more than 3 million people. Turkey Point is one of Florida’s biggest daily water users and in return leaves behind 600,000 pounds of salt and other contaminants in the Biscayne Aquifer on a daily basis.

Please attend the Commissioner meeting on March 8th and voice your concerns for South Florida’s drinking water and Biscayne National Park.


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Meeting
March 8th at 9:30 a.m.
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street, Commission Chambers
Miami, Florida 33128

Can’t attend? Take action now:

  • Submit a public comment to Commissioners on the recent study by March 18, 2016 via this form
  • Write a Letter to the Editor in your local newspaper about your concerns
  • Share your concerns on social media and tag @cleanenergyorg
  • Stream the Commission’s webcast here on March 8th

SACE and allies are developing talking points, so please stay tuned to our blog or Facebook for more information.

Have questions? Contact Sara Barczak at sara@cleanenergy.org or
Laura Reynolds at conservationconceptsllc@gmail.com or

What: Meeting

When: Mar 8, Tue 9:30am

Where: Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street, Miami, Florida

Sara Barczak
sara@cleanenergy.org