Turkey Point a growing threat to a sustainable southern Florida
Southern Florida is an ecological ticking time-bomb with the issues related to sea level rise, climate change, over development and other factors. Add the current problems at Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point
nuclear facility to the laundry list of growing concerns. FPL’s facility is polluting the Biscayne Aquifer
which is critical to the clean drinking water supply for southern Florida as well as Biscayne National Park which is one of the most unique ecosystems in North America.
Given the unwillingness of Florida regulators to properly deal with utilities companies and safeguard the environment coupled with the denial of climate change by the current administration at the state level, the time has come for federal intervention.
With President Obama having just embarked on a historic visit to Cuba, which is only about 150 miles south of the Turkey Point facility, the time has come for Florida’s members of Congress and those concerned about the ecosystem to push for federal intervention, since we know the state won’t act.