Stop Nuclear Waste Leak

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Target: Florida Power & Light

Goal: Stop nuclear power plant from leaking radioactive contamination into local water supply. 

Irradiated water from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant just outside of Miami is leaking. The leak, discovered by the University of Miami, does not yet threaten Miami drinking water, however considering the proximity of the plant to two national parks this leak could cause a huge amount of damage. The Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant sits about an hour outside of Miami and is between the Biscayne and Everglades National Parks.

Problems at the Turkey Point Plant began in 2013 after plans to increase energy output caused the reactor cooling canals to become too hot and too salty. The result of this was the westward migration of an underground saltwater plume, which is travelling towards the fresh water well-field that supplies the Florida Keys. Miami University found tritium, the radioactive isotope created by nuclear reactor, at levels 215 times higher than normal levels.

Miami University’s findings come just after a Tallahassee judge ruled that the operators of Turkey Point, Florida Power & Light had to clean up their waste water canals after he found that they had failed to stop hundreds of thousands of gallons of waste water leaking into the Biscayne Bay. The South Miami Mayor has stated that the leak and the dumping of waste water may be violations of federal Clean Water Act. Sign our petition to help stop the Turkey Point Power Plant from leaking and protect Florida’s national parks, and drinking water.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Florida Power & Light,

The University of Miami has found radioactive tritium in the Biscayne bay at levels 215 times higher than normal. Furthermore, there is mounting evidence that the Turkey Point Power Plant is causing a westward migration of a salt plume which now threatens the water source of the Florida Keys.

The Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant is placed between the Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, and its leaking threatens wetlands vital for both Florida’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems. I believe it is vital that Florida Power & Light stops radioactive water leaking into the surrounding environment. To do otherwise would be to continue to violate the Clean Water Act.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. This is what you people can expect voting republican’s into office. Already salt water is invading your state and will be in the well water through a large part of the state, now you have nuclear waste coming also. When will you people wake up before you run the crooks out of your state?

  2. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  3. Richard Hofman Richard Hofman says:

    Don’t worry we are killing ourself step by step so this is just one little part of that problem…
    The biggest problem on this planet is the human being and it finally destroys itself!

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