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FL_TurkeyPoint_6_7 - Undead

This Turkey ain't dead yet.
20180405 | NRC to Issue New Reactor Licenses to Florida Power and Light for Turkey Point Site Near Miami |

April 5, 2018

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorized its staff to issue Combined Licenses for
Florida Power and Light’s Turkey Point site in Florida. The licenses grant FPL permission to build and
operate two AP1000 reactors at the site, about 25 miles south of Miami.

The Commission authorized the agency’s Office of New Reactors to issue the licenses after conducting a hearing Dec. 12, 2017.
The Commission found the staff’s review of FPL’s application adequate to make the necessary regulatory
safety and environmental findings. The staff expects to issue the licenses in the next few days.

FPL applied for permission to build and operate two AP1000 reactors adjacent to the two existing Turkey Point reactors.
FPL submitted the application on June 30, 2009. The NRC certified the 1,100-megawatt AP1000 design in 2011;
more information on the certification process is available on the NRC website.

The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards independently reviewed aspects of the application that concern safety,as well as the staff’s final safety evaluation report.

The committee provided the results of its review to the Commission in September 2016. The NRC completed its
environmental review and issued the final impact statement for the proposed Turkey Point reactors in October 2016.
[ Caution: While many of the documents we read with regard to nuclear technology are boring and have the capacity to lull one into a nice nap on a cold winters afternoon, this set of documents can induce a temporary coma, make arrangements to have a trusted companion come by and poke you with a stick every now and then. ]
Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Units 6 and 7 (NUREG-2176)

[ There are 5 sections to this ]

[ This is in the abstract ]

The NRC issued NUREG-2176 in draft form in February 2015, and solicited comments on the draft EIS.
Appendix E to the final EIS identifies and responds to the comments received on the draft EIS.
However, 59 comment letters that were submitted to the NRC during the comment period on the draft EIS were inadvertently not included in Appendix E to the final EIS.
The 59 comment letters were discovered after the publication of the final EIS in October 2016.
This supplement to NUREG-2176 considers and responds to these 59 comment letters.
[ Here are the direct links to the pdfs ]

Supplement 1         https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1633/ML16337A147.pdf     [ 133 pgs ]
Chapters 1 to 6     https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1630/ML16300A104.pdf     [ 697 pgs ]
Chapters 7 to 12     https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1630/ML16300A137.pdf     [ 533 pgs ]
Appendices A to K     https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1630/ML16301A018.pdf     [ 381 pgs ]
Appendix E         https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1630/ML16300A312.pdf     [ 729 pgs ]


20160517 | FPL postpones Turkey Point nuclear expansion — for at least four years

By Mary Ellen Klas and Jenny Staletovich
May 17, 2016 07:04 PM  Updated May 19, 2016 07:20 PM

The decision to postpone the controversial project, revealed in filings with the Florida Public Service Commission, comes as the utility faces increased scrutiny over troubles in the canals that cool two aging reactors at the plant on south Biscayne Bay. It also reflects the economic realities of the energy industry, which has increasingly turned to cheap natural gas and solar development while backing away from expensive nuclear plants that can cost $20 billion or more.

FPL has been planning the addition of two new nuclear power units — Units 6 and 7 — at the Turkey Point site on Biscayne Bay since 2008.

[ Need or GREED ]

Using a “nuclear cost recovery” law it [ FPL ] helped to push through the Legislature in 2006,
it [ FPL ] is allowed to charge customers in advance of the project’s construction —
$281 million for the planning and licensing costs so far.

Despite the delay, the company is asking to be able to charge customers another $22 million in 2017.

The utility also asked the PSC to waive the requirement that it prove the project remains “feasible.”

FPL has routinely filed the required feasibility study detailing its commitment to build the $20 billion project every year for the last seven years and the PSC routinely gave the company approval to charge customers in advance for it.

This year [2016], FPL sought the waiver on the same day the feasibility study was due, arguing that the feasibility report “would impose a substantial hardship upon FPL and violate principles of fairness.”


[ So now they have the COL, but the company that designs AP1000 reactors ( Wastinghoes ) is now bankrupt, so who they gonna call. Any bets FPL is gonna fight to keep charging for reactors that may never get built. ]
I thought the Turkey was dead because of the cooling water issue. Didn't they need waivers over the summer because the cooling ponds were too hot? Three hundred million for planning and legislature bribes; hard to bet against that.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Too salty, just add fresh waste water.  A lot of problems keeping the cooling ponds away from the Bay.  

Could putting treated sewage in FPL nuclear canals pollute Biscayne Bay? Critics say yes

Quote:But over the years, the plume gradually deepened under the canals and spread. Despite mounting evidence, FPL denied the leaks until conditions worsened in 2014. In 2016, after the county found a radioactive isotope in water in the bay, state regulators gave the utility 10 years to clean up the plume. At the time, FPL said it would be done in five.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/en...rylink=cpy

NRC to issue license for two new reactors at Turkey Point.  


Quote:FPL customers have paid close to $282 million in costs associated with the two reactors, and FPL has spent $315 million on pre-construction costs. Expenses could grow by another $90 million over the next five years.

Florida law allows utilities to collect certain costs during the licensing and pre-construction phases of nuclear plants.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."

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