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Two Nuclear Leaks in the United States, One is Likely Worse Than Fukushima

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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 produced by nuclear reactors, in Biscayne Bay to spike to 200-times higher than normal levels. This would confirm suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park. The site’s cooling canals, which are the part of the facility that appears to be leaking the radiation, are currently permitted to operate at 104 degrees, the hottest in the nation. “This is one of several things we were very worried about,” South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, who is also a biological sciences professor at Florida International University, told the Miami New Times. “You would have to work hard to find a worse place to put a nuclear plant, right between two national parks and subject to hurricanes and storm surge.” Samples of the water at various depths and sites around the power plant showed elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium. “We now know exactly where the pollution is coming from, and we have a tracer that shows it is in the national park,” said Laura Reynolds, an environmental consultant who is working with the Tropical Audubon Society and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which intended to file the lawsuit. “We are worried about the marine life there and the future of Biscayne Bay.” While all of this should sound alarms, nobody especially people who could do something about seems to care. HumansAreFree.com - http://tinyurl.com/zmohuaa miamidade.gov - http://tinyurl.com/jjrgx7b http://tinyurl.com/hmah4tx cleanenergy.org - http://tinyurl.com/zkjc2gc http://tinyurl.com/jdbvfph inhabitat.com - http://tinyurl.com/z96y3r3 New York Times - http://tinyurl.com/zx5glqd nydailynews.com - http://tinyurl.com/hlnkz3f inquisitr.com - http://tinyurl.com/zqze5a8 rt.com - http://tinyurl.com/znm2uou miamiherald.com - http://tinyurl.com/zcc8agn http://tinyurl.com/jn9qz86 http://tinyurl.com/jj7f5jp Clips images credit: AFP, Getty Images, Susan Watts/NY Daily News Archive Music credit: Arid Foothills - The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100437 Artist: http://incompetech.com/