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2 Florida nuclear plants likely to shut down if Irma continues path

As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida, where two nuclear plants seemed to be in the deadly storm’s direct path, electric company officials continued to plan for the worst while remaining unsure whether to shut down the Turkey Point and St. Lucie facilities.

Peter Robbins, spokesman for Florida Power and Light, said shutting down a reactor is a gradual process, and the decision will be made “well in advance” of the Category 5 storm making landfall.

“If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on either facility, we’ll shut down the units,” Robbins told the Miami Herald.

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