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Turkey Point nuclear power plant is located near Homestead. (Source: CBS)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBS4)- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Florida high marks for a nuclear power plant emergency exercise conducted in South Florida.

The state Division of Emergency Management conducted the exercise on Feb. 23 with Florida Power & Light Co. at the utility’s Turkey Point nuclear plant in Biscayne Bay.

State officials said Friday that a FEMA draft evaluation showed no deficiencies or need for corrective actions.

The objective was to assess the level of state and local preparedness in responding to a simulated radiation leak.

The state Division of Emergency Management conducted the exercise on Feb. 23 with Florida Power & Light Co. at the utility’s Turkey Point nuclear plant in Biscayne Bay.

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