Video and Petition: Florida Power and Light in Hot Water with Turkey Point Contamination

Guest Blog | March 24, 2016 | Energy Policy, Nuclear

Heard the news about Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point nuclear reactors’ contamination of Biscayne National Park and the public drinking water resource? Spoiler Alert: The news is not good.

A recent Miami Dade County Report and a University of Miami study revealed elevated levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope generated during nuclear power production, in groundwater 4.7 miles west of the power facility and 2.1 miles to the east. Yikes, that’s an undeniable “fingerprint” that the plant’s cooling canal system is leaking wastewater into a national park and the main drinking water source for south Florida.

In case you’ve missed article after article after article on the growing pollution problems at the Turkey Point power complex just south of Miami, here is video from SACE that sums up the radioactive situation in one minute!

Just south of Miami, Biscayne is the largest marine park in the National Park System. For years Florida Power and Light (FPL) has known that their cooling canal system used at their Turkey Point power plant, is polluting and adding salt to the Biscayne Aquifer and Biscayne National Park. Sign the petition demanding that FPL stop the leaks, clean up Turkey Point and save Biscayne Bay:


Concerned yet? We’ve put together a petition that demands FPL stop the leaks, clean up Turkey Point and save Biscayne Bay. Take action today by signing the petition and share it on social media: [Facebook] [Twitter]


Here are some helpful resources if you want to learn more about the hot, radioactive mess that is Turkey Point:

  • Fact Sheet on current and future threats from Turkey Point [PDF]
  • Fact Sheet on FPL’s proposed nuclear reactors 6 & 7 (yes FPL is actually trying to add more nuclear to this overburdened, polluting facility [PDF]
  • Recent blog on the developments at Turkey Point

This is a developing story in which SACE is engaged and tracking closely. Follow SACE on social media and join our mailing list to stay up to date on this toxic situation in south Florida.

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