FPL's number one commitment is the safe operation of all of our facilities, and we are proud of our hard-earned, 40-year record of safe nuclear operations.
Advanced Safety Design: AP1000
The reactor design chosen for Turkey Point Units 6 & 7 - the Westinghouse Advanced Passive Pressurized Water Reactor Plant (AP1000) - is unique in its use of natural forces such as gravity and convection to maintain safe operations in the highly unlikely event of an accident. For example, it does not rely on backup sources of power; no operator actions are required for at least 72 hours to mitigate accidents and maintain core and containment cooling; and no pumps, fans, diesel generators, or other active machinery are required, except for a few simple valves that automatically trigger the passive safety systems.
Thus, even with no operator action and a complete loss of all on-site and off-site AC power, the AP1000 will safely shut down and remain cool.
The Westinghouse Advanced Passive Reactor design underwent the most thorough pre-construction licensing review ever conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Robust plant design and construction
FPL's nuclear power plants have a robust plant design and construction, as well as state-of-the-art technology.
Highly experienced, well-trained personnel
FPL's employees conduct more than 10,000 tests and inspections each year.
Stringent plant security
Nuclear power plants are among the most highly regulated and protected private-sector facilities in the nation.
Comprehensive safety planning
FPL is committed to protecting our communities and our employees through a "safety first" culture.
Regulation and oversight
FPL's nuclear power plants meet or exceed all federal, state and local regulations.