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FPL Shut Down Only One Of Two Nuclear Reactors At Turkey Point, Despite Hurricane Warnings

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Radar showing Hurricane Irma with its eye north of Cuba and south of the Florida Keys. Turkey Point Nuclear Power Station sits just north of Key Largo on Biscayne Bay.

Turkey Point Nuclear (and non-nuclear) Generating Station on Biscayne Bay.
According to the Miami Herald, “FPL shuts down one nuclear reactor at Turkey Point” BY NANCY DAHLBERG, SEPTEMBER 09, 2017 1:49 PM. It is reported that FPL started shutting one of the two Turkey Pt nuclear reactors down on early Saturday morning. They plan to leave St. Lucie nuclear power station operating at full power. When was this decision made? The area was under a hurricane warning Friday night and remains so. While the height of predicted possible storm surge flooding has decreased, there is still the possibility of very heavy rainfall, as well as of some storm surge flooding in the area of the site. Late Friday…

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September 10, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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