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Talk of the bay

College paper to Progress Energy: no more nukes

Published October 31, 2005

Winter Park is no fan of Progress Energy Florida since the Orlando bedroom community decided in 2003 to drop Progress and start its own utility.

Now comes the local weekly student newspaper - appropriately named the Sandspur - of Rollins College and a prickly opinion piece criticizing Progress Energy's idea of building a new nuclear power plant, possibly in Central Florida.

Rollins senior and environmental studies major Scott Bianconi wrote on Oct. 21 that he was "appalled" that Progress Energy might seek a nuclear plant in Central Florida. He cited nearby tourist attractions and the risk of terrorism.

Progress spokesman Rick Kimble said it would be a mistake not to consider nuclear power. "There are always going to be people who try to sensationalize the threats," he said.

[Last modified October 28, 2005, 18:20:03]

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