Nuclear Power Eyed For Island

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Title

Nuclear Power Eyed For Island

Alternative Title

Nuclear Power For Island

Subject

Nuclear energy--United States
Pollution--Florida
Fishing--Florida

Description

A newspaper article from The Orlando Sentinel discussing a potential nuclear power plant along the Indian River. The article claims that, at the time, Florida Power and Light Company was in ongoing negotiations to purchase Hutchinson Island, located between Fort Pierce and Stuart. The article goes on to discuss the impact nuclear power plants have with regard to thermal pollution of surrounding bodies of water. Such plants use local water sources for coolant, and the heated water is then discharged back into the surrounding environment. The article discusses this issue in regard to both the potential plant as well as Florida Power and Light Co.'s existing plant in Biscayne Bay. The article further discusses the bureaucratic issues surrounding regulating thermal pollution, as the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) will not issue standards on thermal pollution, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration cannot intervene in nuclear power plant issues.

Creator

Poor, Peggy

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: Poor, Peggy. "Nuclear Power Eyed For Island." The Orlando Sentinel, March 17, 1968: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1968-03-17

Date Copyrighted

1968-03-17

Date Issued

1968-03-17

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: Poor, Peggy. "Nuclear Power Eyed For Island." The Orlando Sentinel, March 17, 1968.

Is Part Of

Binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

348 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Hutchinson Island, Florida
Turkey Point, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Peggy Poor and published by The Orlando Sentinel.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Orlando Sentinel and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

King, Joshua

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Learn About Your Watershed: Ocklawaha River Watershed." Florida's Water: Ours to Protect, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Accessed June 12, 2015. http://www.protectingourwater.org/watersheds/map/ocklawaha/.

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