Should customers pay $200 million to clean up FPL’s Turkey Point? Now’s your chance to speak up

JENNY STALETOVICH/MIAMI HERALD

FPL is asking the Public Service Commission to let it charge customers clean-up costs for leaking canals at Turkey Point that could reach $200 million. The public has until Dec. 12 to weigh in.

The public has until Dec. 12 to weigh in on whether Florida Power & Light should pass the $200 million clean-up tab for fixing leaking canals at Turkey Point on to customers.

The trouble-prone canals that help cool two aging reactors at the plant have been at the center of a years-long dispute over a growing saltwater plume threatening to contaminate drinking supplies and Biscayne Bay. FPL long denied being the source, but last year Miami-Dade County regulators found elevated levels of tritium, a radioactive tracer used to trace water, in the bay and nearby monitoring wells. Weeks later, the state ordered the utility to clean up the canals and stop the leaks. Continue reading…

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