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Governor Scott and Cabinet approve new south Florida nuclear reactors listen

05/13/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: nuclear power, nuclear energy, nukes, Rick Scott, Florida Power & Light, Florida Cabinet

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the three members of the Cabinet are green lighting a plan to build two nuclear reactors in South Florida.

Scott and the state's three other elected officials on Tuesday voted in favor of the plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to add nuclear generators at its existing Turkey Point facility near Homestead. The project would add approximately 2,200 megawatts of power or enough for an estimated 750,000 homes.

The state's largest utility also got app...

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PSC rejects FPL rate hike - power company says it stops capital expenditures in FL

01/13/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) rejected most of a rate hike request from Florida Power & Light (FPL).

According to a press release from FPL (see below), in response the power company "will immediately suspend activities on projects representing approximately $10 billion of investment over the next five years" in the state.

The projects include development of two new Turkey Point nuclear reactors (beyond that required for Nuclear Regulatory Commission licencing), updat...

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission says planned Levy nuclear reactor has flaws listen

10/16/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the design chosen for nuclear power plants at two sites in Florida is unacceptable because it cannot withstand hurricane winds. Two Florida companies are proposing to build new nuclear power plants designed by Westinghouse.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote in a letter to Westinghouse yesterday that the design requires modifications before it is considered safe enough to meet reg...

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Environmentalists protest FPL power plant listen

02/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This morning in Palm Beach County, sheriff’s deputies arrested approximately 25 protestors who blocked the entrance to a Palm Beach County power plant.

Florida Power & Light has started construction on two 1,250-megawatt units that are scheduled to open in 2009 and 2010 at the West County Energy Center. The company is seeking regulatory approval to build a third 1,250-megawatt unit, which would open in 2011.

The Palm Beach Post reports that many demonstrators laid on the ground with...

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