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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nuclear power plant shutdown in Florida

Authorities in Florida say they don't know what caused two nuclear reactors to automatically shut down this afternoon, knocking out power to up to 3 million people in the state.
The outages appeared to be concentrated in the southeast portion of the state, including Miami. But they were also reported in the state's southwest, northeast and in the Florida Keys.
The reactors are owned by Florida's largest electric company. Officials say there are no safety concerns about the shutdown, and that the outages have no connection to terrorism. They also don't suspect any foul play.
Several Miami-area hospitals switched to back-up generators when the power went out, and schools were scheduled to be dismissed on time.
Some Starbucks customers outside Miami enjoyed free sandwiches given out by servers who feared they would go bad.
The utility company estimates that power will be restored in just a few hours.
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(Source: AP)

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