West Palm Beach television station alleges FPL violating DEP permit

JARED MERKSMA/CHANNEL 5

FPL's Saint Lucie Nuclear Plant
FPL’s Saint Lucie Nuclear Plant

The Contact 5 Investigators examined a multi-million dollar project that Florida Power & Light says will “enhance electric service to our customers.”

However, some claim part of the project on the Indian River Lagoon is dangerous and illegal.

FPL is building a new transmission line that will run from the St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, under the Indian River Lagoon, to the company’s Turnpike substation.

When Contact 5 started looking into complaints about the project from people who live on the Indian River Lagoon, we found violations that Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection either missed or ignored. Continue reading...

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