Cabinet Could Back Plans For FPL’s Turkey Point Nuke Project

MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) — Miami-Dade’s Turkey Point may be getting two nuclear reactors in the future.

Staff member are advising Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to approve Florida Power & Light’s plan to build the reactors at the complex.

The recommendation also includes approval of support buildings, associated electrical transmission lines and corridors for the lines.

The recommended approval goes before Scott and the Cabinet —Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater — on Tuesday.

In December, state Administrative Law Judge D.R. Alexander issued a recommendation for Scott and the Cabinet to approve “certification” for the location, construction and operation of the two 1,100-megawatt reactors.

Scott and the Cabinet will act as the state’s power-plant siting board when voting on the Turkey Point plan.

Cabinet approval is another step in a long process before FPL could build the reactors. That process also includes gaining federal approvals.

If FPL builds the reactors, it would likely be a decade before they would start generating electricity.

The News Service of Florida’s contributed to this report.


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