NRC approves construction plans for new reactor near Miami

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Florida Power and Light’s application for the construction of two new reactors at the Turkey Point site in Florida.

FPL will build and operate two AP1000 reactors at the site, about 25 miles south of Miami.

The commission authorized the agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue the licenses. The agency found the staff’s review of FPL’s application adequate to make the necessary regulatory safety and environmental findings. The staff expects to issue the licenses imminently.

FPL applied for permission to build and operate two AP1000 reactors adjacent to the two existing Turkey Point reactors. The company submitted the application in June 2009.

FPL hasn’t disclosed any construction details yet.

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