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Turkey Point Tritum. Progress Report.

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Date Issued:
1976-04-20
Summary:
In 1972-73, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) began operation of two nuclear reactors at Turkey Point on lower Biscayne Bay. The reactors are of the pressurized water type, each capable of 760 megawatts gross output and each requiring a large quantity of cooling water. Originally the demand for sufficient water for the operation of the nuclear reactors was to be met by a single-pass cooling system, utilizing Bay water (essentially an enlargement of the existing fossil fuel units cooling system). The proposed increase in cooling water requirement, from 1270 cu ft/sec to 4260 cu ft/sec, that would be required to accommodate both power systems, invoked considerable concern among several environmental groups. As a result, FPL was required to alter its original plans and construct a "closed" cooling system, thereby minimizing the thermal load on the lower bay-sound system. The total system (nuclear reactors, fossil fuel units, and "closed" cycle cooling) has now been fully operational for more than two years.
Title: Turkey Point Tritum. Progress Report.
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Name(s): University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmosperic Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1976-04-20
Publisher: United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 32 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: In 1972-73, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) began operation of two nuclear reactors at Turkey Point on lower Biscayne Bay. The reactors are of the pressurized water type, each capable of 760 megawatts gross output and each requiring a large quantity of cooling water. Originally the demand for sufficient water for the operation of the nuclear reactors was to be met by a single-pass cooling system, utilizing Bay water (essentially an enlargement of the existing fossil fuel units cooling system). The proposed increase in cooling water requirement, from 1270 cu ft/sec to 4260 cu ft/sec, that would be required to accommodate both power systems, invoked considerable concern among several environmental groups. As a result, FPL was required to alter its original plans and construct a "closed" cooling system, thereby minimizing the thermal load on the lower bay-sound system. The total system (nuclear reactors, fossil fuel units, and "closed" cycle cooling) has now been fully operational for more than two years.
Identifier: FI07053159 (IID), 1047687 (digitool), fiu:25511 (fedora), AAC5273QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Biscayne Bay (Fla.)
Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant (Fla.)
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