Florida Power & Light Degradation of Water Quality: Class Action Investigation

Florida Power & Light Degradation of Water Quality: Class Action Investigation

Chimicles & Tikellis LLP is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Florida Power & Light (FPL) over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from the discharge of pollutants at its Turkey Point nuclear plant into Biscayne Bay and the Biscayne aquifer — Miami-Dade’s primary source of drinking water for 3 million Floridians. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) Turkey Point’s four-decade-old cooling canal system is leaking potentially damaging pollutants, including ammonia, phosphorus, excessive concentrations of salt, and tritium, into surrounding waters and the aquifer. The presence of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that is found in elevated levels in water that passes through nuclear power plants, linked the pollutants to the plant. The study found that the level of radioactive tritium to be 215 times the amount found in normal ocean water. The plume of contaminated water is not only seeping into Biscayne National Park but also encroaching on the drinking water supply, posing both a significant environmental hazard and a potential public health risk.

If you have reason to believe that your water may have elevated contaminates from the FPL Turkey Point nuclear plant, please contact us using the link on this page to discuss this investigation.

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Attorneys for this case:

Benjamin F. Johns
Andrew W. Ferich
Stephanie E. Saunders