Nuclear Energy

Miami-Dade County’s mayor and Florida Power and Light have hatched a plan, likely costing hundreds of millions of dollars, to solve a looming offshore sewage problem.

A relatively small Keys-based water utility is objecting to expansion plans by mainland giant Florida Power & Light.

FPL Gets Environmental Approval For Nuclear Project

Nov 4, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given an environmental approval to a potential Florida Power & Light project to build two nuclear reactors at the utility's Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County.

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Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County released a report that said the Turkey Point Nuclear plant has been leaking dangerous wastewater into Biscayne Bay.

Monitors found more than 200 times the normal levels of tritium in the bay. That’s a radioactive isotope linked to nuclear power production.

Florida's two largest utility companies are facing what could become a class action lawsuit challenging around $2 billion their customers have paid toward nuclear projects. 

Florida lawmakers approved the Nuclear Cost Recovery Act in 2006, allowing higher rates to cover the construction of nuclear plants.