Senate Committees To Meet On Turkey Point Canal Controversy

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Two Senate committees have scheduled a joint meeting to discuss issues related to a cooling-canal system at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear complex.

The meeting comes after the March 7th release of a study that indicated tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, has leaked from Turkey Point’s cooling canals into groundwater and toward Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne aquifer.

The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee and the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee are scheduled to hold a joint meeting at 4 p.m. April 29th at the Homestead campus of Miami-Dade College, according to a meeting notice.

A Senate spokeswoman said the meeting is in response to a request from Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami. The notice said the committees are expected to hear from representatives of FPL, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.

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