The Latest: Florida nuclear plants prepare to power down

7 Sep 2017   Nuclear, USA

The Latest news related to Hurricane Irma in Florida (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it is preparing to shut down two Florida nuclear plants that could be in the path of Hurricane Irma. Additional inspectors are on-site at the Turkey Point plant south of Miami, and the St. Lucie plant along the state’s eastern coast. NRC spokesman Roger Hannah says both nuclear plants are preparing for the storm, checking to ensure any outside equipment is tied down or moved and emergency generators are working and secure. Hannah said both plants were operating as usual Wednesday, with plans to shut down if necessary ahead of the hurricane’s expected landfall in Florida late Saturday or early Sunday. Current projections place Turkey Point, above the Florida Keys near Homestead, Florida, directly in the hurricane’s path. — 4 p.m. If Hurricane Irma […]

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