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Two Florida Counties Want Nuclear Power Plant

From USA Today:
Coal remains the fuel of choice for most power companies, producing just over half of the USA's electricity. Natural gas prices are highly volatile. Nuclear plants, though gaining favor, still face public opposition. And wind turbines and solar panels operate too intermittently to constitute the bulk of a utility's portfolio.
From the St. Petersburg Times:
CRYSTAL RIVER - As area residents wait to hear where Progress Energy will build its new nuclear plant, officials in Levy and Citrus remain confident that their counties will be chosen.

An official announcement could come as soon as today.

Many officials in each county hope their area will be the victor. With a power plant comes property tax revenue, jobs and increased commercial traffic.
Think it might be time for USA Today to do a little more background research. Apparently that "public opposition" depends on what region of the country you're talking about.

As for any imminent announcement from Progress Energy, we'll keep you posted.

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Anonymous said…
Isn't it true that coal plants emit more radioactivity than nuclear plants?
Anonymous said…
That's provided the nuclear plants don't have problems and the radioactivity is completely contained. So the real answer is NO.

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