Turkey Point has been cited for the safety of its spent fuel storage by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Miami Herald puts it in the Business Section in the newspaper. Miami Herald: This belongs on the front page. According to the Herald:
Used nuclear fuel has been building up at Turkey Point for the 35 years of its operation.
The degradation involves systems intended to cram more spent fuel into the pools, according to Lawrence King, a former NRC inspector.
More than two million pounds of waste now sit at the South Miami-Dade site in pools of water -- although Florida Power & Light spokesman Michael Waldron says it's more accurate to think of the spent rods as occupying a 16-foot cube if bunched together.
Yes, Mr. Waldron, we aren't stupid. We know in nuclear, when we are talking spatially, a little is a lot.