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FPL Asks For OK To Charge Customers For Nuclear Costs

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JUNO BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Power & Light Co. is looking for permission to charge its customers a little more.

For eventual costs that will derive from a pair of proposed nuclear rectors, FPL is asking the state of Florida for permission to charge it’s customers to help fund the operation.

It’s the seventh straight year FPL is making such a request to the Florida Public Service Commission.

Under the proposal going before regulators, FPL is asking to pass $14.3 million in planning costs next year for the proposed reactors at its Turkey Point plant south of Miami. That would translate to 15 cents a month for the typical 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential bill. By the end of 2013, The Palm Beach Post reports FPL customers will have paid more than $227 million in planning costs for the new reactors.

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has still not given the project the go-ahead.

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