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Miami Mayor Suarez Pitches Crypto Miners on Area’s Nuclear Plant

Sept. 27, 2021, 3:52 PM

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has been approaching cryptocurrency miners about the prospects of setting up operations near South Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear-power plant.

The pitch is part of Suarez’s broader effort to lure crypto entrepreneurs to South Florida, and it comes as miners face mounting criticism over their extraordinarily high use of often dirty energy.

Suarez spokeswoman Soledad Cedro confirmed the conversations, which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Crypto mining has proved one of the fastest growing sources of demand for power, drawing criticism from governments and corporations that are increasingly concerned about environmental impact. Miners use ...

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