February 10, 2013

Florida Nuclear Plant to be closed permanently

Duke Energy will permanently close its Crystal River Nuclear Plant, which has been shut since 2009 after botched repairs. The plant was shut when its concrete containment building cracked. A repair attempt in 2011 resulted in new cracks in other parts of the structure. 

Duke Energy said it could be 60 years before the site was fully decontaminated and dismantled and that they would seek to recoup from customers its $1.65 billion investment in the plant. 

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