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Monday, April 20, 2015

Time to speak up against FPL's proposed plans

There are two critically important community meetings coming up this week regarding the FPL Nuclear Reactors at Turkey Point.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who is holding the meeting, will gauge the public support or opposition to FPL's plan to build these two reactors. Along with the reactors are those huge 80 foot light poles planned for US1.

History has shown that the potential exists for unplanned "incidents" to occur at or within Nuclear Power Plants. Fukushima, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl are just three examples of when the best intentions can go wrong.The results of such an unplanned "incident" can be catastrophic and long lasting.

Given the proximity of Turkey Point to the major population centers of South Florida, its close location to the unique and environmentally sensitive Everglades and it's coastal location potentially exposing it to the effects of rising sea levels, The Turkey Point Nuclear Power plant exposes the population and natural environment of South Florida to unintended, but nevertheless, extraordinary risk. ONE serious Nuclear Power Plant "incident" and South Florida could be forever changed.

Sea level rise makes Turkey Point a bad place for nuclear plants. The new transmission lines are tied to development of two new nuclear reactors at Turkey Point, situated between two national parks on a hurricane-swept coastline subject to storm surge and inundation from sea level rise. Just this past week reports came out naming our area as one of the worst regarding rising sea levels.

Given the advent of viable, lower cost, and benign alternative power generating technologies such as wind and solar, the risks associated with the expansion of Nuclear Power in South Florida  far outweigh any possible benefits that may be derived. 

If you don't speak up now, you will not have the option to do so in the future.

Turkey Point Nuclear Expansion: Meeting Information-
Hosted by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Hearing in Miami, Florida
When: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Florida International University 
Stadium Club Room FIU Stadium 
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33196

Hearings in Homestead, Florida
When: Thursday, April 23
First Session: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Second Session: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Where: Hampton Inn and Suites 
Reef Room 
2855 N.E. 9th Street Homestead, Florida 33033

These meetings and comments are part of the federal licensing process and related to the recently released draft Environmental Impact Statement, available online at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr2176/

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE WRITE THE NRC AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ABOUT FPL's ILL CONCEIVED PLANS.

Turkey Point Nuclear Expansion: Public Comment
By law the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must take public comments into account. Public comments will be accepted until May 22, 2015.

Email: TurkeyPoint.COLEIS@nrc.gov 
Mail:    Re: NUREG-2176
 Cindy Bladey, 
 Office of Administration 
 Mail Stop: OWFN 12 H8 
 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
 Washington, DC 20555–000

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solar is the answer. Is this the Sunshine State or what?

April 20, 2015 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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May 04, 2015 12:27 AM  

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