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Sounding Board: What's the future of nuclear power in Florida?

Mike Vogel | 5/29/2012

Barry Moline

“If we’re serious about addressing climate change, there’s no question nuclear has to be part of our generation mix. We’re relying more and more on natural gas. We’ve seen prices fluctuate. Nuclear is stable. There’s a concern about nuclear being high in costs. Turkey Point and St. Lucie — when they were built people were screaming about how they were raising costs. When the bonds were paid off, it’s a heck of a lot less costly. Those power plants are some of the lowest-cost plants we have. I believe nuclear energy can be developed safely. It is still a risk, a small risk, but still a risk.”

Barry Moline

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