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With climate change, aging nuclear plants need closer scrutiny. Turkey Point shows why via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Caroline Reiser, September 14, 2020 Last December, two nuclear reactors at Florida’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station, located 25 miles south of Miami, became the first reactors in the world to receive regulatory approval to remain operational for up to 80 … Continue reading

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What if Hurricane Matthew Hits Florida’s Nuclear Reactors? via CleanEnergy.org

[…] Two nuclear power plants exist on Florida’s eastern coast: the St. Lucie and Turkey Point facilities. Based on the current National Hurricane Center projections, it appears that Hurricane Matthew will come closest to the St. Lucie nuclear facility early … Continue reading

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Consumers deserve ‘pause’ in FPL’s nuclear plant recovery costs via the Miami Herald

Given a string of setbacks regarding FPL’s plans to expand the nuclear energy plant at Turkey Point, the recent disclosure that it plans to delay construction for up to four years is a victory for common sense and for critics … Continue reading

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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant in Hot Water via Union of Concerned Scientists

Fission Stories #179 Earlier this summer, the owner of the Turkey Point nuclear plant in Florida requested and the NRC approved a change in the maximum limit on cooling water used by plant. For years, the plant had operated with … Continue reading

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Feds OK hotter water to operate Turkey Point nuclear reactors via The Miami Herald

Florida Power and Light may operate cooling canals around Turkey Point at higher temperatures, nuclear regulators say, despite a festering algae bloom that has clogged the waterway, made water hotter and threatened to shut down two reactors. Cooling the nuclear … Continue reading

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Hot weather threatens cooling canals at Turkey Point via Miami Herald

Rising water temperatures and severe algae blooms in cooling canals have threatened to force the shutdown of two nuclear reactors at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point plant over the last few weeks. The utility and federal regulators say there … Continue reading

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