The city of Miami Attorney Victoria Mendez said in an update:
In May, the Governor and the Cabinet voted unanimously to approve FPL’s project. The City of Miami is in the process of appealing this decision to the Third District Court of Appeal. Further, FPL cannot begin construction on any part of the transmission lines which are planned to run through the City of Miami until the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approves the two (2) new nuclear generating units. The NRC has most recently indicated that it will not grant this approval until late 2016.STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
Citizens have requested information on how to participate. Steps that can be taken include:
- In February 2015, the NRC plans to release its draft Environmental Impact Statement. This document is very important to the federal licensing process and I urge you to communicate your concerns to the NRC once it becomes available and the public comment period begins. The NRC will take these comments into account before it publishes the final Environmental Impact Statement.
- Similarly, Florida’s Public Service Commission will reopen its Nuclear Cost Recovery docket in January 2015. This proceeding governs the amount of money FPL may recover before it constructs the two (2) nuclear reactor units and transmission lines. You may send your comments to this agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending regular mail to: Florida Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850.
How many years has Fukushima been going on? Since 2011... Here is the latest update. Still not over folks:
November 23, 2014 / Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has decided to bury a trench at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant using concrete after an effort to completely stop the flow of radiation contaminated water failed, it has been learned.
|Model of Radioactive Water Movement to the California Coast. 100s of tons have contaminated water has been dumped in the Pacific from Fukushima. According to the Japan Times 6 months ago, Tepco released 560 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific on Wednesday, and Tepco says that for the foreseeable future we should expect another 100 tons of radioactive water to be released into the ocean every single day…In October the Japan Times reported The per liter level of cesium-137 rose to 200,000 becquerels from 190,000 becquerels in groundwater sampled from the same well on Wednesday. The cesium-134 level was unchanged at 64,000 becquerels.|
"We detected cesium-134, a contaminant from Fukushima, off the northern California coast. The levels are only detectable by sophisticated equipment able to discern minute quantities of radioactivity," said Ken Buesseler, a WHOI marine chemist, who is leading the monitoring effort. "Most people don't realize that there was already cesium in Pacific waters prior to Fukushima, but only the cesium-137 isotope. Cesium-137 undergoes radioactive decay with a 30-year half-life and was introduced to the environment during atmospheric weapons testing in the 1950s and '60s. Along with cesium-137, we detected cesium-134 – which also does not occur naturally in the environment and has a half-life of just two years. Therefore the only source of this cesium-134 in the Pacific today is from Fukushima."