The Turkey Point nuclear power station was built in 1972 by Florida Power & Light Corporation on the shore of Biscayne Bay about 25 miles south of Downtown Miami. It is the largest electrical power generating station in Florida and the sixth largest in the United States. FPL has applied to the State of Florida’s Public Service Commission and to the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two additional reactors on this site.
After reading your textbook’s section on how electricity is generated by nuclear fission (Chap. 12), read the following articles for backgrounding prior to participating in this Forum.
A. As someone who lives and votes in South Florida, you will create a list of six (6) questions in rank order of importance to you about FPL’s nuclear power operations. Each question needs to be insightful and specific, not oversimplified and generalized.
- For each question, briefly (at least two complete sentences) explain why it is important that you get an answer to this question – now!
Use the following format to earn up to 6 points (1 point/question + reason)
- B. After you have posted, you must respond to at least two of your classmates right there on the discussion thread. For each of the two classmates you respond to, address at least two of their questions they have posted. This is worth 4 points (2 pts each).
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