"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lights go out all over Florida - Turkey Point PWR shut down

Two Florida Power & Light nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point power plant automatically shut down at 1 pm EST today. The plant is 2 miles east of Homestead, Florida, United States, next to Biscayne National Park located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) near the southernmost edge of Miami-Dade County.....

.... On the day the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announce that NRC staff will conduct two public meetings in the vicinity of the Three Mile Island 1 nuclear power plant on Tuesday, March 4, to discuss the agency’s review process for a proposed 20-year extension of the facility’s current 40-year operating license. AmerGen Energy Co., LLC, owns and operates the plant, which is located in Middletown (Dauphin County), Pa.

''We don't know whether the grid disturbance caused the units to shut down or that their shut down caused the grid disturbance,'' said Kenneth Clark, a spokesman at the NRC regional office in Atlanta. He said the two reactors were automatically shut down.

''There are no safety concerns. The reactors shut down as designed,'' Clark told the New York Times.

There were sporadic shutdowns of traffic lights, Miami airport went on to generator backup and slowly full grid connections were restored.

In 2006, FPL informed the NRC that they planned to apply for new units to be built at Turkey Point. FPL filed an initial proposal for increased capacity with the Florida Public Service Commission in October, 2007

No doubt it will be clearer later in the day what happened - the company report on their website (may be difficult to reach ) "The system is being restored in a systematic process to ensure its safe operation at all times. The company does not have a cause for the outage, which is affecting several hundred thousand customers but the system responded as designed to ensure the outage was contained. We ask you to please call us only in an emergency situation so we can keep our lines open for emergency calls". ....Meanwhile the important news today is ...

Miss Lohan as Marilyn in a pastiche of her “The Last Sitting” with Bert Stern.Kennedy moll and family lover she died six weeks later of an overdose (?).

The whole Bert Stern (ish) Oeuvre is here

PS: Curious story about suspected sabotage at Turkey Point April 2006 here with links.

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