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Florida Nuclear Plants Ready to Shut Down as Dorian Threat Looms

  • Closure to begin if hurricane-force winds predicted at sites
  • State has two plants, St. Lucie and Turkey Point, owned by FPL
The Turkey Point nuclear reactor building in Homestead, Florida.

The Turkey Point nuclear reactor building in Homestead, Florida.

Photographer: Rhona Wise/AFP via Getty Images

Florida’s two nuclear plants are ready to shut down if forecasts show hurricane-force winds hitting the facilities when Dorian finally moves on shore.

Both plants -- St. Lucie, north of Palm Beach, and Turkey Point, south of Miami -- sit on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and both lie within the possible path of the storm.