It was rubber stamped by the Florida state governor and cabinet in spite of objections from Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, the City of South Miami, and the Village of Pinecrest. (SOURCE)
FPL won’t pay for the project. It will be costly for Floridians and profitable for FPL. The expansion’s cost-effectiveness is not certain, even by FPL’s own projections. (SOURCE)
The new power lines will not be built to South Florida’s hurricane standards. FPL refused to invest in safer, underground transmission lines. (SOURCE)
The new reactors increase the threat to our communities and our environment. (SOURCE & SOURCE)
FPL is playing politics with our future. (SOURCE & SOURCE & SOURCE)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently released its draft Environmental Impact Statement
This document is critical to the federal licensing process. The documant is available online HERE. This also means that public is free to comment on the issue up until May 22, 2015 (and yes, your voice could have an impact). Comment online HERE by clicking the “Comment Now!” button (please be sure you include the specific report number: NUREG-2176).
FPL wants more of our water
FPL wants to pull more water from the L31-E canal in order to continue running it’s overheating reactors at Turkey Point. This is one of waterways being use to restore proper water levels for the restoration of our Everglades.
From the Letter to the South Florida Water Management District & Florida Department of Environmental Protection: “We believe that the denial of FPL’s permit application is necessary to prevent severe ecological impacts in Biscayne Bay, Biscayne Bay National Park, wetlands in the area, and the regional water supply and to ensure the success of future Everglades restoration projects.” – Julie Dick, Counsel for Nation Parks Conservation Association and Tropical Audubon Society
So FPL wants additional reactors at Turkey Point, yet they can’t seem to sustain the ones already in place at the power plant? Unacceptable.
FULL LETTER HERE
Reference examples: 1, 2, 3
House Bill 0067
The bill would repeal the section creating advance cost recovery by July 1, 2015 and require all unspent funds to be returned to ratepayers by June 30, 2016 (within one year) (READ MORE)
Partial Shutdown at Turkey Point
The nuclear plant shows its age after a steam leak (READ MORE)
1992: Post-Andrew Damage to Turkey Point
Hurricane Andrew revealed a literal crack in Turkey Point’s “hurricane readiness”. More reason to ensure the current plant’s stability, not expand its activity. (READ MORE)
Preview: FPL’s power lines over Brickell
Residents of Brickell: have a look at FPL’s plan to “beautify” your avenue. Let’s avoid this look (and this additional hurricane hazard). Sign the petition!