Fla. Gov. and Cabinet asked to OK nuclear plant

By Associated Press
Published On: May 13 2014 09:38:46 AM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the three members of the Cabinet are being asked to approve two nuclear reactors for South Florida.

Scott and the state's three other elected officials on Tuesday will decide whether Florida Power & Light should be allowed to add two nuclear generators at its existing Turkey Point facility near Homestead. The project would add approximately 2,200 megawatts of power or enough for an estimated 750,000 homes.

The state's largest utility is also asking for approval of nearly 90 miles of new power lines to carry electricity from the plant.

Federal regulators must still approve the permits for the power plants before construction could begin. But state law requires state officials to vote on whether the project should be approved for construction.

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