Hypersaline cooling-water seepage from Florida Power & Light Co.’s 3550-MW Turkey Point Power Station in Florida City has polluted the shallow Biscayne Aquifer and now is being drawn back to the plant’s property through retraction wells in an operation expected to take 10 years.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Dept. of the Environment have proposed lengthening the current deadline for Baltimore to eliminate wet-weather overflows from its sewer system.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan