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How safe are Florida’s nuclear reactors?


Florida Governor Rick Scott says Florida is ready in case a natural disaster affects one of the state’s 5 nuclear reactors. A review just completed by the Division of Emergency Management says frequent drills at the local, state and federal level keep everyone aware of the potential risks associated with this form of energy. In light of the quake and tsunami which has sent shockwaves through Japan and triggered explosions at the country’s nuclear facilities, Florida is not the only state performing this check. WUFT-FM’s Rebekah Shepherd spoke with University of Florida Nuclear Engineering Interim Chairman David Hintenlang about the future use of nuclear fuels.

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