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Florida Utility Seeks Permit to Operate Nuclear Plant for 80 Years (1)

March 22, 2018, 6:05 PMUpdated: March 22, 2018, 6:42 PM

Florida Power and Light Co. is seeking federal permission to operate two reactors at Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station for a total of 80 years, the first time any company has applied to operate a reactor for more than 60 years.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced March 22 that FPL in January submitted an application to extend the life of Turkey Point Units 2 and 3 in Homestead, Fla., for an additional 20 years, until the early 2050s. The two 693-megawatt reactors, which began operating in the early 1970s, are currently licensed to operate until 2032 and ...

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