No one wants a nuke plant in their back yard, but IF we are going to use them they need to go somewhere, complaining about it and tossing it around just wastes time. The biggest excuse I hear is regulations.. well there are regulations everywhere too. The site located just north of Inglis, FL is only 10 miles or so north of the old site. The town is well known for drugs, fishing and lack of employment (largely due to stubborn locals that don't like new things - like a chain restaurant in town, but complain when they can't get work or find money).
Hurricanes? Well the old plant is in the same area, I lived there while it was hit by a few storms.. no problems, as I understand it the outside of the plant is made to withstand some serious force, like plane crashes, tornadoes and other highly unlikely things. That is the least of my worries. People are so paranoid about stuff that they really know little about, which again leads to senseless fear and more regulations... My biggest fear is that the area is notorious for a lack of education beyond high school, which makes me wonder about who will run (or ruin) the new plant (and why the old one is in such iffy condition).
My view is... the town is already close to the old site, and the new site is not really close to anything else. As far as employment.. well that remains to be seen, the town is close enough now that locals could work (or have worked) at the old plant... doesn't seem to make a difference. I only know a few people in that town that work there (or meet the education requirements). Of course it would probably help as far as temporary work... while they are building it. Really, you want more power.. put it near the old one away from most populated areas... just like they are trying to do. This way people that have jobs with the old plant (or use to have) won't have to relocate to work at the new one.