The April 18 opinion column Tritium levels no threat to our drinking water, concerning Turkey Point, is, revealingly, off the mark. According to the Scientific American, “There is no definitive epidemiological study to assess the true risk of tritium.”
The real problem with tritium is ALARA, which stands for “as low as reasonably achievable.”
This rule applies exclusively to nuclear power, regardless of the actual effects on health. It doesn’t apply to coal plants’ emissions despite the fact that they emit 100 times the radiation of nuclear. It’s no surprise that such unscientific and discriminatory rules exist given the fossil-fuel industry’s opposition to nuclear power.
Nuclear constitutes 98 percent of the clean energy in Florida and is one of the safest and cleanest forms of energy on the planet.
Gabriel Ignetti, Miami