State senator doubts proposed Levy County nuclear power plants will ever be built
Progress Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County may not actually get built….that’s according to Republican Senator Mike Fasano. Fasano recently led an unsuccessful attempt in the Florida Florida’s to repeal the entire advance nuclear cost recovery statute. That law allows public utilities to bill customers in advance of the actual construction of a facility without having to pay customers back if the facility plans are cancelled. Despite the defeat of his bill, Senator Fasano is optimistic that Progress Energy’s two proposed nuclear reactors for Levy County won’t be built. He spoke with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend.
Despite Senator Fasano’s concerns, Progress Energy officials say they still plan on building the two reactors. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Progress Energy Spokeswoman Susanne Grant about how exactly the financing of the proposed plant works.
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