Turkey Point's Nuclear Units Overcome Another Hurdle to Relicensing

If you’ve been following our challenges against FPL, you know that in September Miami Waterkeeper traveled up to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., for oral arguments before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. The hearing focused on whether or not Miami Waterkeeper and our partners would be entitled to a hearing to formally challenge the license renewal application for FPL's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant. This license renewal would allow the plants to operate for an additional 20 years - which would make them the oldest reactors in the United States.

Miami Waterkeeper, in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Friends of the Earth, has challenged the granting of the operating license on the grounds that FPL is not adequately considering listed species, sea-level rise scenarios, and ongoing groundwater contamination.

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November 2019

 

Quarterly Updates from Miami Waterkeeper


An Extreme Autumn! New Heat Records for Miami This Fall.

We have had a very hot Fall here in Miami! 

According to University of Miami Researcher, Brian McNoldy, we have been experiencing some unprecedented conditions in our area.


FPL wants to run Turkey Point’s nuclear reactors for 80 years. Regulators grant a key OK

FPL wants to run Turkey Point's nuclear reactors for 80 years. Regulators grant a key OK

The Turkey Point nuclear power plant has moved a key step closer to receiving a 20-year extension to remain in operation through 2050, after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a favorable environmental impact statement Monday. In 2018, Florida Power & Light became the first power company in the U.S.


Accomplishing More In Partnership With Hydro Flask!

In November 2018, Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in high performance, insulated stainless steel flasks, announced that Miami Waterkeeper was one of the recipients of its 2018 Parks for All Charitable Giving Program. With this support, we have been busy engaging community members in our educational programs and providing volunteer service events to keep South Florida’s green and blue spaces healthy and accessible to all!


Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Hosts Resilient H2O on November 1st

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Hosts Resilient H2O on November 1st | Miami Beach Times

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting the "Resilient H2O: The Business of Restoring Biscayne Bay" event is taking place from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, November 1st at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Ballroom Level, located at 1601 Biscayne Blvd.


We've Partnered with Target Circle

 

We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us!


Science Communication

Miami Waterkeeper's Digital Marketing Specialist, Kayla Hauge, had the opportunity to give graduate students at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science a unique perspective on social media use and science communication.


The Murky Waters of the Beach Bacteria Problem

The Murky Waters of the Beach Bacteria Problem - Key News

Last week's 'no-contact' water advisory was a tipping point for many residents, who wrote to Village Council members and spoke up at the Oct. 15 meeting to ask for definitive action to address the problem. But with answers elusive, Village staff navigate murky waters.


Miami Waterkeeper Training Wants “1,000 Eyes on the Water”

Miami Waterkeeper Training Wants "1,000 Eyes on the Water" - Key News

With serious water quality issues swirling around Key Biscayne, several dozen people attended a training session Thursday at the Key Biscayne Community Center to learn how to help patrol the water. Miami Waterkeeper Program Director Laura Chaibongsai opened proceedings by introducing the organization, which is dedicated to ensuring swimmable, drinkable , fishable water for all.


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