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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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Florida PSC approves nuclear settlement with Duke Energy listen

10/17/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Duke Energy, nuclear power, nukes, Progress Energy Florida, PSC, Florida Public Service Commission, FLPIRG

Thursday the Florida Public Service Commission approved a financial settlement with Duke Energy to pass along most of the costs of two failed nuclear energy projects to customers. During the first part of the hearing Wednesday in Tallahassee consumer advocates asked the PSC to reject the settlement, or at least hold meetings in Pinellas County, where most Duke customers live in Florida. But Thursday the PSC, including chair Ronald Brisé, voted 4-1 to approve the deal.

"Yes, it's a difficu...

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