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Prevent New Nuclear Reactors in Florida
News: Citizen groups file federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against FPL for ongoing pollution in Biscayne Bay (amended complaint here)
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has been fighting against costly Florida utility plans to build up to four risky, unnecessary new nuclear reactors estimated at over $40 billion, while advocating for safe, clean and affordable energy choices that can reduce global warming pollution. In 2013 Duke wisely abandoned pursuing the two Levy County reactors before the Florida Public Service Commission (originally pursued by Progress Energy Florida). Though Duke is pursuing a federal operating license, it’s essentially down to two Toshiba-Westinghouse AP1000 reactors — FPL’s proposed expansion of Turkey Point near Miami with an estimated price tag of well over $20 billion that has been delayed several times, well over a decade delayed from original estimates with no commitment by the utility to actually build the reactors. In early 2017 reactor designer and builder, Toshiba-Westinghouse, has pulled out of the nuclear plant construction business and is facing a financial meltdown that puts FPL’s already speculative project in further turmoil. Read our blog post here.
With an already high reliance on nuclear power in Florida, anti-consumer state legislation known in Florida as “nuclear cost recovery” or Florida’s “nuclear tax” allows for customers to be unfairly charged in advance for new nuclear power generation, even if the projects are abandoned as with the case of Duke’s Levy Co. reactors and now-closed Crystal River 3. With FPL still stubbornly pursuing the expensive and highly speculative Turkey Point reactors even while their existing reactors, Units 3 & 4, experience problems, and our concerns with their existing St. Lucie 2 reactor, now is the time to take action. For more information on new reactor proposals in Florida, visit our Learn About page and for more information on FPL’s St. Lucie 2 reactor, click here and the existing Turkey Point Units 3 & 4 reactors, click here.
- Access fact sheet on Turkey Point
- Sign the petition (en Español) opposing FPL’s nuclear expansion at Turkey Point
- Find SACE’s objection to FPL’s 2016 request to have the required feasibility study waived here and SACE’s prehearing statement here.
- Read SACE’s prehearing statement and final brief in the 2015 Nuclear Cost Recovery Clause docket
- Read about SACE’s Clean Energy Solutions to FPL’s Proposed Turkey Point Reactors
- Thank you for submitting comments on the draft EIS to the NRC and Army Corps of Engineers. They received over 11,000 comments and have delayed issuance of the final EIS by at least 7 months!
- Access our written comments on the DEIS filed in May 2015 and our oral comments from the April 2015 public hearing in Miami
- Find detailed comments from the National Parks Conservation Association, Center for Biological Diversity, Miami Waterkeeper, South Florida Wildlands Association, and Tropical Audubon Society here and from a diverse group of environmental groups here.
- Read our contention filed in April 2015 after the draft EIS was issued regarding insufficient wetlands mitigation and press release from the July 2015 oral argument
- Read our blogs about Florida’s nuclear tax & travails and FPL’s pursuit of more reactors at Turkey Point
- Join SACE
- Listen to Radio Ad