Legal & Regulatory

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves Nuclear Reactor Start

October 12
8:13 AM 2016

Florida Power and Light Co's two nuclear power reactors in St Lucie County's remain out of operation, but one of them could be back in several days.

One of the said nuclear power plant had been said to be remained shut down while the other one will be back several days time. One had shut  down as a precaution because of the approach of Hurricane Mathew last week, while the other sector was already down for refueling and maintenance which is a process that could take another month or two.

"They, the FPL, are free to start back up when they are technically ready to go" said Roger Hannah, a spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Region 2.

They said that because of the Hurricane, NRC inspector had checked the nuclear power plant over the weekend and said that there were no storm damage and that road the roads were clear for the emergency crews to get in said Hannah.

The said reactor are on Hutchinson Island south of Fort Pierce. The reactor that could start operation this week opened in 1983. The other reactor started 40 years ago in 1976.

FPL Spokesman Peter Robins  said "the plant and associated facilities including ocean water nuclear reactor cooling system were not damaged. Winds are in the 40'sand 50's mph considerably less forecast".

The said two reactors can actually produce 2,000 megawatts which is really enough to power over one million homes within a year. Robins also said that during the shut down that had happened, the company had already gathered replacement powers from places. Thus, any power transmission lines that lies outside the plants are all ready to convey electricity one they are restarted.

These plants is a big help for it will give more energy to more houses rather than the usual current that w are using today.

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