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Duke Energy admits that plant operators “didn’t take all possible precautions” to prevent leak that shut down South Carolina nuke

South Carolina’s Morning News Online reported today: Site operators didn’t take all possible precautions to prevent a radioactive water leak that led to shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials with Duke Energy said Thursday, also saying they’d learn … Continue reading

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Why it’s going to take sixty years to decommission the Crystal River nuclear plant

An article in the Tampa Bay Times looked at the cost and time line for decommissioning the single reactor at the Crystal River nuclear power plant: Duke Energy’s shuttered Crystal River nuclear plant will cost $1.18 billion in today’s dollars … Continue reading

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If you live near the Crystal River nuclear plant, can you go outside and see if it’s still there?

In the course of looking into why it’s going to take 60 years to decommission Florida’s Crystal River nuclear power plant, I ran across something unusual: Crystal River has disappeared from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Power Reactor Status Report. Every … Continue reading

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Duke Energy sidelines plan for two new reactors in Florida as potential cost hits $24 billion

Duke Energy will not build two new nuclear reactors at a site near Orlando under the terms of a settlement announced Thursday. The new site in Levy County is near the company’s troubled Crystal River nuclear facility, which is set … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust: Duke Energy announces that troubled Florida nuke plant will close permanently; Florida lawmaker pushes for billion-dollar refund to customers

 The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning:  “Duke Energy announced early Tuesday it will permanently close the Crystal River nuclear plant that has been shut down since late 2009.”  The news was not entirely unexpected; Crystal River has not produced … Continue reading

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Update on NRC Bulletin on electrical problems: Problem in April with South Carolina nuke may be related

The NRC is threatening the Catawba nuclear plant in South Carolina with increased inspections following a loss of power incident in April. The details, as reported by South Carolina newspaper The State, sound as if they might be the same … Continue reading

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Event Report: South Carolina nuke loses offsite power

The Catawba nuclear power plant in South Carolina lost all offsite power to its two reactors last night. The plant declared a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE) as required by its lcense whenever the facility loses offsite power for more … Continue reading

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