Don’t store nuclear waste near our drinking water source.

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.

 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Anitere Flores
  • State Representative
    Holly Raschein
  • State Senator
    Jose Rodriguez
  • State Representative
    Jose Diaz
  • State Representative
    David Richardson
  • State Representative
    Robert Asencio
  • State Representative
    Bryan Avila
  • State Representative
    Daisy Baez
  • State Representative
    Michael Bileca
  • State Representative
    Manny Diaz
  • State Representative
    Bobby DuBose
  • State Representative
    Nicholas Duran
  • State Representative
    Katie Edwards
  • State Representative
    Joseph Geller
  • State Representative
    Roy Hardemon
  • State Representative
    Kristin Jacobs
  • State Representative
    Evan Jenne
  • State Representative
    Shevrin Jones
  • State Representative
    Kionne McGhee
  • State Representative
    George Moraitis
  • State Representative
    Jared Moskowitz
  • State Representative
    Jeanette Nunez
  • State Representative
    Jose Oliva
  • State Representative
    Sharon Pritchett
  • State Representative
    Barrington Russell
  • State Representative
    Cynthia Stafford
  • State Representative
    Richard Stark
  • State Representative
    Carlos Trujillo
  • State Representative
    Barbara Watson
  • State Senator
    Frank Artiles
  • State Senator
    Lauren Book
  • State Senator
    Daphne Campbell
  • State Senator
    Gary Farmer
  • State Senator
    Rene Garcia
  • State Senator
    Perry Thurston


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