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Study on the Cooling Canal System at FPL Turkey Point Power Station

The Cooling Canal System (CCS) serving the FPL Turkey Point facility consists of a network of approximately 5,900 acres of canals that serve as a heat exchange system for the power plant units.  Water quality monitoring during 2014 and early 2015 indicated that the salinity levels and the temperature of the waters within the CCS were increasing.  The Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. R-517-15 on June 2, 2015 directing that a study be conducted by a third party to examine available data, including the long-term monitoring data from FPL, and analyze what has happened with the cooling canal system.

The study was completed by Dr. David Chin of the University of Miami, which addresses issues regarding salinity and temperature levels, and the migration of the plume of cooling canal water into the groundwater. 

Interested parties and members of the public will have 30 days to submit written comments or questions about the study, which will be relayed to Dr. David Chin to be addressed in the final study report, which will be completed within 60 days after the closing of the public comment period. Feedback on this topic will close on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Opportunity for Public Comment

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