Don’t store nuclear waste near our drinking water source.
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The drinking water we depend on should be protected from Nuclear contamination. If Florida Power and Light (FPL) has its way, they will be storing radioactive carcinogens below Florida’s Biscayne Aquifer. The Biscayne Aquifer is the primary source of drinking water for millions of people in South Florida. We must stop this dangerous project before it begins.
Here’s why: A 2015 study by the U.S. Geological Survey of seismic reflection stated there are faults along the aquifer that “…could provide high permeability passageways for groundwater movement.” In other words, there’s a real possibility of radioactive materials leaking into the Biscayne Aquifer if this practice were to be implemented. If a leak occurs, it will be impossible to clean up.
This risk is unacceptable to millions of South Floridians. Unfortunately the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission dismissed a legal challenge to FPL nuclear waste storage plans -- on a filing technicality.
The science is clear. The time for State and Federal lawmakers in Florida to step up and protect the citizens they’ve been elected to serve is now.
If you agree that we cannot allow this reckless gamble with our water supply today and in the future, please sign and share this petition. Help us tell the Florida Legislature to stop FPL’s plans by banning the storage of nuclear waste near aquifers.
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