Crist, Cabinet to decide on new nuclear plant
The Associated Press
Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet are preparing to vote on Progress Energy’s bid to build a nuclear power plant in Levy County.
The panel is slated to decide Tuesday whether to approve the St. Petersburg-based company’s request to build a new nuclear plant in Levy County, about 10 miles north of Crystal River and eight miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
Cabinet approval, however, is far from a final decision. Progress Energy still requires approval from environmental regulators and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission before it can begin construction.
The Florida Public Service Commission approved the new plant a year ago along with two new nuclear generators at the Turkey Point facility in South Florida.