MIAMI, Fla.. -- Florida Power & Light Company is mailing "Safety Planning Information For Neighbors of the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant" booklets to homes and businesses within 10 miles of the plant. The information is effective Dec. 2006.
Approximately 100,000 booklets are being distributed as part of an ongoing effort to share information to individuals working or living near the Turkey Point Plant. The 20-page booklet describes what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency at the plant. It contains information on plant safety systems and other measures designed to protect the public and the environment. It was produced in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management, the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management and the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management.
All homes and businesses receiving these booklets should keep the information for reference in the unlikely event of a plant emergency. Individuals within 10 miles of the Turkey Point Plant who have not received a booklet by Jan. 30 should contact either the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management at (305) 468-5400 or Monroe County Office of Emergency Management at (305) 289-6018.
The 11,000-acre Turkey Point site in southwest Miami-Dade County consists of four generating units using a diverse selection of fuels to produce electricity for south Florida homes and businesses. Two units use oil and natural gas, two use nuclear power and a fifth unit is coming online in 2007 that will use natural gas. FPL seeks diversity in fuel sources as a means to stabilize prices and assure reliability for the future.