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FP&L to ask for approval to build two new nuclear reactors

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Florida Power & Light (FPL) plans to ask for state approval to build two new nuclear reactors at the Turkey Point nuclear power plant.

The utility says the project could cost between $12 billion and $18 billion and is necessary to meet growing power demands in the state, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The reactors would generate about 1,100-MW each.

Critics are concerned that rising sea levels and storm surges would pose dangers to the new reactors, the article said. FPL said in the article that the new reactors would be raised 26 feet above sea level. The two reactors currently at the site are sited 20 feet above sea level.

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