Turkey Point: More Questions Than Answers?
The Turkey Point nuclear power station was built in 1972 by Florida Power & Light Corporation on the shore of Biscayne Bay about 25 miles south of Downtown Miami. It is the largest electrical power generating station in Florida and the sixth largest in the United States. FPL has applied to the State of Florida’s Public Service Commission and to the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two additional reactors on this site.
After reading your textbook’s section on how electricity is generated by nuclear fission, read the following articles for backgrounding prior to participating in this Forum.
A. As someone who lives and votes in South Florida (if you don’t live in South Florida, imagine that you live and work in downtown Miami), you will create a list of five questions in rank order of importance to you about FPL’s nuclear power operations. For each question, briefly (at least two complete sentences) explain why it is important that you get an answer to this question – now!. Use the following format: