Monday, March 16, 2015

FPL's proposed nuclear units 6 and 7: "a major step in the process"

From Susan Salisbury at The Palm Beach Post:
     Florida Power & Light Co. first proposed adding two more nuclear reactors, dubbed units 6 and 7, at its Turkey Point plant on Biscayne Bay 20 miles south of Miami six years ago.
     Now in a major step in the process, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff has reached a preliminary environmental recommendation that the licenses should be issued. There’s nothing in the report submitted by FPL and reviewed by NRC staff, to prevent the granting of the licenses, the NRC said.
     The NRC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking public comment on that conclusion. Interested people can comment on the draft environmental impact statement until May 22, and meetings will be conducted near Homestead sometime in April. The dates have not been announced.
If you're interested in reading the report or making a comment there is a link in the story by Susan Salisbury which includes the docket number.