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Duke-Progress Energy Won’t Build Troubled $25 Billion Nuke Reactors in Levy County

| August 2, 2013

Customers will be required to pay as much as $1.466 billion over 20 years to cover continuing costs at the defective and shuttered Crystal River plant, and they will not be refunded the $150 million they’ve paid in up-front costs for the Levy reactors.

Radiation Sickness: Florida Republicans Tiring of Up-Front Utility Rates for Nukes

| February 22, 2013

Four Republican senators said Thursday they will try to revamp a controversial 2006 law that has led to utility customers paying hundreds of millions of dollars for nuclear-power projects — but stopped short of calling for a total repeal.

Should FPL and Progress Energy Charge You $300 Million for Distant-Future Nukes Plants?

| September 6, 2012

The state’s largest electric utilities are seeking approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to collect money that goes toward upgrading already-existing nuclear plants and helps pay for early work on new reactors that may or may not be built years from now.

Progress Energy’s Nukes Plant Costs and Delays Escalate, But Customers Must Still Pay Ahead

| May 2, 2012

A controversial Progress Energy Florida project to build two nuclear reactors in Levy County will not start producing electricity until 2024 — and likely will cost between $19 billion and $24 billion, the company now says, but customers will still have to pay for them now.

Florida’s Nuclear Energy Scamming: It’s Not Rickover’s Atomic Power Program Anymore

| August 7, 2011

Customers should not have to pay decades ahead of time for Florida Power & Light’s and Progress Energy’s future nuclear power plans, especially when they may not be built, argues Darrell Smith.

The Week Ahead in Tallahassee: Florida Cabinet, School Financing and Nukes

| July 31, 2011

The Florida Cabinet meets for the first time since June 2, the Village Square takes on Florida’s post-Fukushima nuclear energy future, the State Board of Education takes on school financing. The week’s full line-up.

Disaster Ready? 5 Nuclear Reactors in Florida, 3 Of Them Within 180 Miles of Palm Coast

| March 15, 2011

Progress Energy’s Crystal River Plant in west Florida is exactly the same distance–140 miles–separating Tokyo from the exploding Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Two reactors in Jensen Beach are 180 miles south.

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