Florida Power & Light says customers likely will pay for cleanup efforts at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant.
Those efforts target a troubled cooling canal system and an underground saltwater plume. The Miami Herald reports that FPL's vice president of governmental affairs, Mike Sole, estimated the cleanup costs at $50 million this year alone.
Sole spoke Friday at a state Senate field hearing in Homestead. The plant on Biscayne Bay has drawn increased scrutiny after public reports about its canals leaking both offshore and into underground drinking water supplies.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava told lawmakers the canals should be abandoned for more modern technology.
In February, an administrative judge tossed the state's management plan for the canals, saying environmental officials failed to adequately address the saltwater plume.