Crystal River nuclear plant to be shut down

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Levy County Emergency Management Diroector Mark Johnson informed the  County Commission at the start of its meeting today that Duke Energy/Progress Energy Florida has announced it will shut down its troubled Crystal River nuclear plant.

The announcement was made to plant employees this morning according to a company press release. 


Johnson said the decommissioning of the CR3 plant, as it is known, will not affect the plans for the proposed two-unit Levy Nuclear Plant. The license application for that plant is working its way through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission process. 


The Duke Energy press release is attached to the story, please click on the link below to read it. 

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