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Levy nuclear plant clears another hurdle

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NRC's environmental impact statement upheld

Special to the Beacon

An Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has rejected a challenge by two environmental groups to an application to license two new nuclear power reactors in Levy County, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

Progress Energy of Florida, now part of Duke Energy Corporation, has proposed building a two-unit nuclear reactor on a site between Inglis and Lebanon Station in south Levy County. While original plans called for breaking ground on the facility in 2009, it has been delayed until 2016. 


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