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Facing South Florida: FPL Power Line Controversy

The FPL power line issue took center stage in South Florida and Tallahassee this past week. Jim sits down with the leading opponent to talk about the impact these ten-story high poles will have on the various communities they’ll run through. FPL declined an offer to come on the program.



Critics: Rick Scott Picks Huge Corporation Over People

Mayors, Activists and Democrats Wednesday accused Governor Rick Scott and the Florida cabinet of bending to monied special interests in approving a controversial network of power poles for Florida Power and Light that will tower over broad, long swaths of Miami-Dade County.


(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott, Cabinet Approve New FPL Nuke Plants, Power Lines In South Dade

Despite protests by the Village of Pinecrest and several other cities which line southern U.S. 1, Governor Rick Scott and Cabinet members have signed off on Florida Power and Light’s application to install 100 foot-tall transmission poles and lines along the highway.



Cabinet Could Back Plans For FPL’s Turkey Point Nuke Project

Miami-Dade’s Turkey Point may be getting two nuclear reactors in the future.


(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FPL Seeks Base Rate Hike For Nuke Upgrades

Florida Power & Light this month asked state regulators to approve a $113 million increase in base electric rates to pay the bulk of the costs for recent upgrades at the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear-power plants.

CBS Miami–10/16/2013


Siren Test At Turkey Point Friday

People who live near Florida Power and Light Company’s Turkey Point plant will hear a siren test Friday afternoon and should not be alarmed.

CBS Miami–09/06/2013

Biscayne National Park

Algae Bloom Leads To Smelly Biscayne Bay

An algae bloom has hit Biscayne Bay and it is possibly one of the biggest in history.


Source: CBS4

Power Lines Placement Generate Powerful Arguments

Florida Power & Light hopes to add two atomic generators to its Turkey Point nuclear power plant and needs two new power lines to carry the new juice, the question is where to put the lines.

CBS Miami–07/15/2013

A crane lifts a Cessna out out Biscayne Bay. (Source: CBS4/Natalia Zea)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Bay Near Turkey Point

A scary ride for four people aboard a small plane after it went down Sunday in Biscayne Bay.


A new transformer, which came from Austria, has arrived at Turkey Point, after a long journey. The new transformer sits on the transport truck and the Unit#3 and Unit #4 Containment Buildings can be seen in the background at FPL's Turkey Point facility. (EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Turkey Point Gets New Transformer

As part of a billion dollar makeover of Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, a new “extra high voltage” transformer arrived on Monday.