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Scott rips from headlines: Fla nukes safe

by John Kennedy | March 14th, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott says he doesn’t read the papers. But the Republican chief executive said Monday that he took action last weekend ripped from the headlines about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Scott said he ordered state emergency management officials to review safety procedures involving Florida’s five nuclear reactors housed at three power plants, including Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point facility and another on St. Lucie County’s Hutchinson Island.

Scott and officials said Monday that they are satisfied that Florida could respond swiftly and safely to any natural disaster.

“The information I’ve received shows that across state agencies, in conjunction with federal partners and utility operators, we are prepared for an effective and rapid emergency response,” Scott said.

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4 Responses to “Scott rips from headlines: Fla nukes safe”

  1. RealAngst Says:

    Big deal. When a tsunami hits Florida, he will be flying off in his private jet anyway. Not that we get tsunami’s anyway! Its ok Gov Scott, you are too busy beating up on Public Service Employees to worry about something as insignificant as a hurricane and a Power Plant.

  2. jaded Says:

    I would REALLY like more information than that! My husband works in both of those plants. We are both thrilled that he has work, but these plants are old and are not meeting top federal standards for safety.

  3. jaded Says:

    Please, some enterprising reporter at the Post, look into this.

  4. Nature 1:0 for nature Says:

    In the past, Tokyo Electric has also said that they are satisfied that they could respond swiftly and safely to any natural disaster.”

    And yet…

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