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U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Turkey Point Unit 3

Florida City, Florida
Local population: 132,101 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 07/19/72-07/19/32


Florida Power & Light Company

Safety Issues:

Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported, Heightened NRC Attention, Year Plus Outages

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Related Links & Documents

09/18/2006   UCS documented the factors leading to the year-plus reactor outage that began in February 1981 in this case study for our Walking a Nuclear Tightrope report.  See details | Download the pdf (1.5 kb)

08/24/1992   Fission Stories #48 summarizes the damage inflicted upon the plant by Hurricane Andrew.

09/03/1984   Fission Stories #27 describes how a flotilla of jellyfish kept the nuclear plant shut down for over a week.