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Florida moves forward on radioactive road paving plan as Gov. DeSantis signs new law via NPR

Updated June 30, 20231:24 PM ET  By Bill Chappell Florida is another step closer to paving its roads with phosphogypsum — a radioactive waste material from the fertilizer industry — after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill into law Thursday. … Continue reading

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Florida’s controversial plan to pave roads with a radioactive material via The Week

A bill could allow the state to use phosphogypsum in construction projects JUSTIN KLAWANS MAY 16, 2023 A bill in the Florida House of Representatives, HB 1191, could potentially allow the Sunshine State to pave its roads with a material that is … Continue reading

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Florida emergency as phosphate plant pond leak threatens radioactive flood via The Guardian

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency on Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond at the old Piney Point phosphate mine threatened to burst a system that stores water polluted with radioactive materials. Officials … Continue reading

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“It’s just absolute hubris and a huge risk to the population.” The most likely problem for a nuclear power plant in a hurricane, added Henry Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, “is a loss of power to … Continue reading

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What if Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida’s Nuclear Reactors? via CleanEnergy.org

[…] Two nuclear power plants exist on Florida’s eastern coast: the St. Lucie and Turkey Point facilities. Based on the current National Hurricane Center projections, it appears that Hurricane Matthew will come closest to the St. Lucie nuclear facility early … Continue reading

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Massive Sinkhole in Florida Is Leaking Radioactive Water Into the Ground via Center for Biological Diversity (Reader Supported News)

News broke late Thursday that a massive sinkhole below a phosphate strip mine 30 miles east of Tampa has been releasing radioactive waste into the Floridan aquifer for three weeks. News reports indicate that Mosaic, the owner of the mine, … Continue reading

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Massive nuclear plant plan near Everglades delayed by court via Florida Politics

A massive nuclear plant expansion proposed by Florida’s largest electric utility must be redone to meet environmental and other concerns near Everglades National Park, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami reversed a … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plant Leak Threatens Drinking Water Wells in Florida via The New York Times

MIAMI — When Florida’s largest power company added two nuclear reactors to an existing plant that sat between two national parks — Biscayne Bay and the Everglades — the decision raised the concerns of environmentalists and some government officials about … Continue reading

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Miami’s oceanfront nuclear power plant is leaking via Fusion

[…] The University of Miami has found that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just south of Miami, has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope, in Biscayne Bay to spike to 200-times higher than normal levels. “This is … Continue reading

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Hearings set on impact from salinity levels in FPL nuke cooling canals via My Palm Beach Post

A three-judge panel will decide if allowing FPL’s nuclear plant cooling canal water to exceed 100 degrees, potentially increasing salt levels in the canals and the aquifer, took the possible environmental impact into account. A series of orgnaizations, including the … Continue reading

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