The water quality throughout the United States leaves much to be desired; it’s in such horrible shape that just about everywhere you turn, it’s ruining people’s health. This isn’t about an occasional situation either, but rather several ongoing problems that seem to have no end in sight. The latest water issue to rear its ugly head comes from Florida’s Biscayne Bay. Water sampling of its waters revealed hundreds of times more than the normal amount of tritium, a radioactive isotope that’s produced by nearby nuclear reactors.
These are used to track water that’s been leaking from nearby cooling canals. Specifically, it’s the Cooling Canal System (CCS) that serves the Florida Power & Light (FPL) Turkey Point facility that was studied. The study, which was completed by Dr. David Chin of the University of Miami, and recently released by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, reinforces fears that the cooling canals have led to dangerous underwater plumes, putting drinking water in jeopardy. In fact, the study was released only a couple of weeks after a Tallahassee judge ordered the utility and the state to clean up the cooling-canal system. READ MORE