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Turkey Point: FPL’s Customers and Clean Water Take It On the Chin

FPL's customers are paying to clean up FPL's environmental mess created by its cooling canal system at its Turkey Point plant. As FPL shareholders make millions in profits annually on the clean up, we've learned that the Company is not making timely progress on its environmental compliance requirements.

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FAKE NEWS alert: "Zombie" Bellefonte reactors remain a bad bet

The infamous, "zombie" Bellefonte reactors near Scottsboro, Alabama were cancelled in 2016 by TVA after being mothballed for many decades (and cannibalized for parts used at other reactors) with billions of dollars spent/wasted.…

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A Series of Unfortunate Events for Plant Vogtle - last new nuclear project in turmoil

The last new nuclear power project remaining in the U.S., the expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, is in turmoil. In August, Southern Company announced that the already budget-busting project had a…

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Japan's Hokkaido earthquake - power out, lives lost and disrupted

Update from Reuters: Power restored to the Tomari nuclear plant. Read more here. In the very early hours of September 6, 2018, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan in southwestern Hokkaido. News reports have…

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JEA Demand: Protect Customers, Stop Gambling on Vogtle Nuclear Reactors

In Kenny Rogers' song, The Gambler, the secret to success is knowing when to hold your cards and knowing when to fold ‘em. JEA has concluded that the Vogtle reactors are a bad hand for its…

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Georgia's Nuclear Financial Crisis Worsens - Additional Billions in Cost Overruns at Plant Vogtle

Southern Company’s second quarter earnings news yesterday about Plant Vogtle’s nuclear expansion having yet another multi-billion dollar cost increase is not surprising given the continued problems occurring at the nuclear construction site…

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Turkey Point Reactors: Negligence, Litigation, and a "Pause"

There are a lot moving parts when it comes to both the existing and proposed nuclear reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point plant in south Florida. It can be hard to keep track…

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Safety Third: TVA’s Proposed Clinch River Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

Please note: comments to the NRC are due July 13, 2018 – you can take action here. Honestly, my knowledge surrounding nuclear power was somewhat limited. In my Master’s program, I gained…

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South Carolina PSC votes to temporarily roll back SCEG rates by 15%. Utility whines about extreme political pressure.

This blog post, by Frank Knapp, Jr., President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, was written Tuesday, July 2, and was originally published on the SCSBC's blog…

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Pres. Trump Defies Free Market Principles and Moves to Force Consumers to Pay for Uneconomic Power

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue a bailout for uneconomic coal and nuclear plants by forcing grid operators to buy their power, even though it is more expensive than alternatives. As…