Thursday, October 05, 2017
Climate Change Planning At Its Very Worst
Who knew? Miami has a nuclear power plant. Miami has a nuclear power plant that's right on the waterfront, a few feet at best above normal sea level. Miami's Turkey Point nuclear power plant is owned by Florida Power and Light, FPL. The utility has applied to expand Turkey Point by adding two more reactors. Okay, you can probably see where this is going.
FPL's Turkey Point expansion plans are based on estimated future sea level rise of - wait for it - one foot. One foot. Twelve inches. 30.48 centimetres.
FPL says there's no problem. The new reactors will be situated 26 feet above sea level. Yet the company resists calls to somehow raise or relocate the existing reactors which will be at worsening risk.