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Nuclear Power Plant
Planning More Nuclear Power

Approximately 20 percent of Florida's electricity is generated by nuclear power plants. Most of Florida's power generation come from burning coal or natural gas, but utility companies are starting to look at carbon-free alternatives like solar and nuclear power to meet future demand. Progress Energy Florida and Florida Power and Light both operate nuclear plants in the state, and both utilities have asked the Public Service Commission for permission to build more. This week on Florida Matters, we talk about the plans for new nuclear power, just how much future demand is projected, and the arguments against a so-called nuclear renaissance - including dealing with the toxic waste and the multi-billion dollar costs.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Danny Roderick - vice president of nuclear projects and construction for Progress Energy

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