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. 2007.
The Safety Planning Information 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 County Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, the Monroe County Department 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 should it be needed. Individuals within 10 miles of the Turkey Point Plant who have not received a booklet by Jan. 30 should contact either the Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security at (305) 468-5400 or Monroe County Department of Emergency Management at (305) 289-6018.
For more information on Turkey Point’s emergency plan, please visit the following web site: http://www.fpl.com/environment/nuclear/emergency_preparedness.shtml
The 11,000-acre Turkey Point site is located about 25 miles south of Miami on Biscayne Bay and consists of five generating units using a diverse selection of fuels to produce electricity for south Florida homes and businesses. One unit uses natural gas, two units use oil and natural gas, and two units use nuclear power. FPL seeks diversity in fuel sources as a means to stabilize prices and assure reliability for the future.
Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 27 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group's competitive energy subsidiary is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com and www.FPLEnergy.com.