FPL Fined For Safety Violations At Turkey Point
MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Power and Light has received a slap on the wrist from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission over safety violations at its Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami.
The NRC fined the electric utility $140,000 for its failure to report that the plant’s technical support center was not fully functional for seven months in 2010 and 2011. The agency determined the violation was a “low to moderate safety” risk.
NRC says the violations may result in additional regulatory inspection and oversight. Inspectors found that on two occasions FPL failed to maintain a technical support center because portions of the ventilation system had been disabled.
Turkey Point spokeswoman Bianca Cruz said the system in question is not part of day-to-day operations at the plant and that the public or employees were never in danger.
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