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TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR UNIT 4 BEGINS REFUELING

 MIAMI, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company's Turkey Point Nuclear Unit 4 was removed from service Friday night (4/9) for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.
 During the past 18 months, Unit 4 has generated power 88 percent of the time as compared to the nuclear industry average of 70 percent.
 Refueling involves replacing 52 of the reactor's 157 uranium fuel assemblies. Each assembly is 13 feet long and 8 inches wide, containing the energy equivalent of approximately 234,000 barrels of oil.
 During the refueling, workers also will conduct inspections and maintenance on components and systems.
 The unit is scheduled to return to service in early-June, and FPL anticipates no problems in meeting customer electricity demands during this refueling period.
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 /CONTACT: Florida Power & Light Company Corporate Communications Department, 305-552-3894 or 305-552-3895/
 (FPL)


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