The Real Deal Miami

Florida nuke plant plans progress

September 30, 2011 12:35PM

The designs for five proposed nuclear reactors in Florida are closer to approval, after years of modifications and consultations with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “The agency has spent more than four years carefully reviewing the amended design, including taking significant time to ensure that the shield building design meets appropriate requirements, as well as taking time to properly process thousands of comments on the proposed rule,” said Nuclear Regulator Commission spokesperson Scott Burnell. Criticism of the plans has intensified, however, with a series of protests being planned in Florida and nationwide. Opponents say there are questions about some designs’ ability to withstand Florida’s heat. [Sun Sentinel]