Scott rips from headlines: Fla nukes safeby 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.