Boca, Florida — Residents in Boca-Dade County are protesting plans to use radioactive waste at a nearby nuclear plant, which they say could cause health problems.
The protest in Bocas home furnishers, atomic home furnishins,home furnishings manufacturers and nuclear suppliers began Monday after news of the planned nuclear waste facility in Baxley County spread, The Associated Press reported.
Residents in the predominantly Hispanic county, home to the Boca Naval Air Station, have been protesting the plan since March.
In March, the Bocases residents were concerned about the potential for radioactive contamination at the Baxleys nuclear site, which has been proposed since 2002.
The county’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has said it has reviewed the plans and decided not to pursue a permit for the proposed nuclear waste storage facility.
Last year, the federal government said the Bexley nuclear waste dump was safe and could not pose a health risk.
Supporters say the plans for the Bodegas nuclear facility are environmentally friendly and will provide energy independence for the county.