Nuclear Energy

A relatively small Keys-based water utility is objecting to expansion plans by mainland giant Florida Power & Light.

FPL Gets Environmental Approval For Nuclear Project

Nov 4, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given an environmental approval to a potential Florida Power & Light project to build two nuclear reactors at the utility's Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County.

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Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County released a report that said the Turkey Point Nuclear plant has been leaking dangerous wastewater into Biscayne Bay.

Monitors found more than 200 times the normal levels of tritium in the bay. That’s a radioactive isotope linked to nuclear power production.

Florida's two largest utility companies are facing what could become a class action lawsuit challenging around $2 billion their customers have paid toward nuclear projects. 

Florida lawmakers approved the Nuclear Cost Recovery Act in 2006, allowing higher rates to cover the construction of nuclear plants. 

Regulators Asked To Reject FPL Nuclear Request

Aug 19, 2015

Florida Power & Light received pushback Tuesday from South Florida officials and other critics as it requested $34.2 million from customers to continue planning a pair of nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County.

The request, if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission in October, would place the cost for new nuclear power at 34 cents on a typical residential customer's monthly bill in 2016.