Florida Nuclear Costs

Electric rates are set to rise next year in Florida as power companies prepare to build more nuclear reactors.

Those companies say they can't do it without your money, but Japan's nuclear disaster could halt those plans.

Lawmakers are rethinking letting power companies charge in advance for reactors that may never be built.

Florida's two major power companies have plans to build four new reactors, and plan to charge customers an estimated $8 extra a month. By 2023, the fee could be more than $68.

The measure was eventually voted down.

The Associated Industries of Florida say charging customers in advance is an investment in Florida's energy future.

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