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NextEra Florida Nuclear Plant Inspected Over Shutdowns (1)

Aug. 31, 2020, 10:02 PMUpdated: Aug. 31, 2020, 10:55 PM

Federal regulators have begun a “special inspection” at a nuclear power plant near Miami after three unplanned shutdowns this month, according to a statement Monday from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The inspectors want to know what caused one of the reactors at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point plant to shut down three separate times during the week of Aug. 17, the commission said. The company is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc.

  • NextEra Energy said the reactor was shut down safely all three times, “in a matter of seconds,” according to spokesman Peter Robbins, who didn’t share details about ...

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