Yesterday, 80 environmental activists from Earth First! protested at the Juno Beach headquarters of Florida Power & Light. Their mission was to bring attention to a proposed power plant in Hendry County.
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But there's another concern about FPL: possible problems at the nuclear plant in St. Lucie. Tubes inside generators at the power plant show wear and tear that's 1,500 times greater than the norm.
FPL and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission insist nothing is wrong, but Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz, told the Tampa Bay Times that generators at the St. Lucie facility are "falling apart" and "the damn thing is grinding down... They must be terrified internally."More »