Precautionary zone set around Florida nuclear plant

New York Times
September 24, 2001


MIAMI – The Coast Guard has set up a precautionary secure zone in the waters around Turkey Point nuclear power plant south of Miami, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Coast Guard spokesman Ron LaBrec said boaters would be banned from the area in the event of an incident or threat involving the plant.

The zone was set up as one of a series of security measures taken by the Coast Guard in Florida waters after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Steps include protecting cruise ships entering and leaving ports such as Miami.

The security zone around Turkey Point, which is about 25 miles south of Miami, would mean that in the event of an incident or threat, the Coast Guard could advise boaters and anglers the area was closed.

The zone will remain effect until June, the National Park Service said.

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