02/06/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents addresses the expansion of FPL’s Turkey Point electric power facility. Last month, the Miami-Dade Commission granted a go-ahead for zoning changes, which enables construction of new nuclear reactors. Environmentalists decry the expansion, but FPL says safety is the utmost consideration . . . that they’ll serve a growing population with lower bills and less fossil fuel usage.
Disabled by bungled repair work more tan three years ago, Duke Energy's Crystal River nuclear power plant will not be reactivated, company officials have concluded.
The plant in Citrus County on Florida's west coast will become he first in the Southeastern U. S. to close.
Four coal-fired generators will remain in place at the Crystal River site and the company is considering whether to build a new natural gas generator to replace the energy that the 900-megawatt CR3 nuke has produced since it opened in 1977.