SACE Statement in Reaction to Florida Power and Light’s Claims of Progress in Improving Turkey Point Cooling Canal System

Guest Blog | April 18, 2016 | Press Releases


Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448, [email protected]


The Southern Alliance of Clean Energy (SACE) welcomes any evidence confirming documented improvements to the pollution problems surrounding Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point Power Complex.

We have not seen FPL’s new data in order to evaluate it in the context of the serious pollution issues impacting Biscayne National Park as well as nearby surface water and ground water. We welcome proactive, constructive actions that will reduce these releases and the ongoing spread of the contamination.

We have serious concerns about past practices that added more water to the porous canal system, which in turn moves more contamination to the Bay and surrounding ground and surface water.

We look forward to the new data, and will evaluate it closely before deciding whether or not to move forward with our lawsuit based on the best available information that protects human health and the environment.



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