The Real Deal Miami

FPL touts Turkey Point expansion

November 18, 2011 04:46PM

Florida Power and Light said an expansion of the company’s Turkey Point
nuclear plant near Homestead would be a benefit for South Florida, in an effort to gain support for the project after encountering community
opposition. “On average, Turkey Point contractors spend approximately
$2,370 per month,” said spokesperson Bianca Martinez. “That translates
into approximately $11 million per month being spent by these workers
collectively in the Homestead and Florida City area in the form of rent,
utilities, food, gas and other necessities.” Critics are focusing not
just on the plan but also a proposed power line route that, they say,
would hurt businesses along US 1. [Miami
Herald]