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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A decades-old Gainesville landfill will soon be transformed into a functioning floodplain. The old landfill near the Gainesville Regional Airport has caused erosion and affected the quality of the local water for humans and wildlife. The $1.88 million project to remediate the landfill has been in progress since April, but the landfill has a history dating back more than half a century ago.
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