Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Herald: FPL to discuss high-voltage lines in South Miami

The Miami Herald reported today that FPL is scheduled to meet with residents of South Miami on Thursday "to explain their plans to take the FEC railroad track property that runs along South Miami Elementary and High School and put high-voltage power lines there:

Herald staff writer Elaine de Valle reports on the latest in the series of public meetings about the FPL proposal to to run power lines from the Turkey Point nuclear plant north from Homestead to Doral:
''We are proposing to expand our transmission system to enhance reliability and accommodate future service requirements in the South Florida area,'' said Mayco VillafaƱa, adding that four new tracks of lines are being proposed, three in the western part of Miami-Dade and this one that runs through South Miami.
And, despite what VillafaƱa called "open houses throughout the neighborhoods to hear the recommendations and suggestions from our customers," De Valle also reports that:
Some South Miami residents are concerned about supposed health risks associated with power lines and the effect they may have on property values.
The South Miami meeting begins at 4 p.m. Thursday at the South Miami Elks Club Lodge No. 1676, 6304 SW 78th St.

The full Herald article is online at:

UPDATE: Residents want to stop FPL high-voltage lines along US 1, Florida East Coast Railroad

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