The viability of nuclear power on tap for discussion next week

Those panel members include:


Ellen Vancko, Manager/Nuclear Energy and Climate Project, Union of Concerned Scientists
J. R. Kelly, Counsel, Office of Public Counsel, State of Florida
Jerry Paul, Attorney/Nuclear Engineer
Ivan Penn, Staff writer/Tampa Bay Times


Susan Glickman, director of the Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, will moderate.


The event, free and open to the public, will take place at the Seminole Campus Digitorium (UP 160) 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. To attend, you must RSVP to www.spcollege.edu/solutions.

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If granted approval by the Nuclear Reactor Commission, Progress Energy Florida will begin major construction of a two-reactor 2,200-megawatt(MW) nuclear power plant in Levy County near Gainesville and Ocala.

According to Progress Energy, delays have raised the cost of such construction to $22.5 billion (critics say much more than that).

Should that plant be built?

That will be a topic of discussion Wednesday night, January 11 at the Seminole Campus Digitorium building of St. Petersburg College between 6 and 8 p.m, where speakers will discuss the current state of nuclear power as well as clean energy alternatives.

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