A 2019 federal regulatory decision that allowed Turkey Point nuclear power plant to continue running for 30 more years was put on hold Thursday for a new environmental review of potential risks, including those posed by climate change, according to The Associated Press.
The reversal won’t affect operations immediately at the Florida Power & Light-run facility, located along Biscayne Bay. Current approvals allow one reactor to go until at least 2032; the other, until 2033.
The reversal means federal regulators will again consider environmental groups’ objections to the plant’s continued operation given the risks from climate change and flooding from sea level.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics