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“enjoyed our tour of the nuclear power plant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Power & Light Hutchinson Island

Florida Power & Light Hutchinson Island
Hutchinson Island, FL
800-334-5483
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Reservations are needed to board and can be made after May 15.
Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“enjoyed our tour of the nuclear power plant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

"Great exhibits for children and basic info on nuclear power. Would be really nice to visit during turtle season to see the nesting turtles.

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Richmond, California
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“Great Place to see nesting loggerhead turtles in June/July!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2004

I booked a reservation for the FP&L Port St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant turtle walk held by reservation one month in advance from June to July. FP&L has their own staff biologists who conduct this walk permitted through the state. There is a 2 1/2 mile undeveloped beach in front of the nuclear power plant which has a high concentration of nesting turtles due to being undeveloped. As soon as the spotter on the beach located an approaching turtle, we headed to the beach to witness this spectacular event. It is amazing that a 250-300 lb. animal can manuever so easily through the sand! It was a truly awesome sight!
I always wonder when I read how states (like my home state of Texas) have continual problems with their nuclear power plants and Florida seems to be in a separate category from everyone else. All three of the Florida nuclear power plants have some threatened/endangered species on their premises - why is it other states can't seem to follow that example????

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