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Water managers divert billions of gallons from Lake O to Martin County FPL facility

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In response to the toxic algae blooms emergency on Florida’s coastline and waterways, billions of gallons of Lake Okeechobee water are now being diverted to the Florida Power and Light Clean Energy Center in Martin County. The plant serves hundreds of thousands of homes, using primarily natural gas and solar, reports LobbyTools. Located in Indiantown, the facility holds a 6800-acre reservoir as a cooling pond. “The water is used to help cool the plant, to allow us to generate power,”…

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