November 13, 2006
Safety planning booklets to be mailed to residents in the vicinity of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant

JUNO BEACH, Fla.. -- Florida Power & Light Company is mailing "Safety Planning Information For Neighbors of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant" booklets to homes and businesses within 10 miles of the plant.  The information is effective Dec. 2006.

Approximately 136,500 booklets are being distributed as part of an ongoing effort to share information to individuals working or living near the St. Lucie Plant. The 16-page booklet describes what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency at the plant. It contains information on plant safety systems and other measures designed to protect the public and the environment.  The booklet also includes a self-addressed, postage-paid card for persons requiring special assistance during an emergency. It was produced in cooperation with the St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety, the Martin County Division of Emergency Management, and the State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management.

All homes and businesses receiving these booklets should keep the information for reference in the unlikely event of a plant emergency.  Individuals within 10 miles of the St. Lucie Plant who have not received a booklet by Jan. 30 should contact either the St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety at (772) 461-5201 or the Martin County Division of Emergency Management at (772) 287-1652.

The 1,132-acre St. Lucie site consists of two nuclear units located on Hutchinson Island on A1A between Stuart and Ft. Pierce.  The plant generates about 1,700 megawatts of electricity – enough power to supply the needs of more than 500,000 homes.