Expert: FPL’s Turkey Point pollution fix will take 60 years

SUSAN SALISBURY/PALM BEACH POST

Florida Power & Light Turkey Point nuclear plant’s cooling canals have contaminated surrounding groundwater. 

Florida Power & Light’s cleanup of polluted water seeping from its Turkey Point nuclear plant’s cooling canals will take more than 60 years, not five or 10 years as the company has stated, a hydrologist said Thursday.

Customers of Juno Beach-based FPL are paying $200 million to draw back a plume that is saltier than seawater that is contaminating the Biscayne Aquifer. The aquifer is the sole source of drinking water for 3 million people, including Palm Beach County Utilities’ customers. CONTINUE READING…

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