Ivan Penn on problems at Progress Energy Florida's Crystal River nuclear plant
Today weâ€™re going to talk about the Tampa Bay areaâ€™s nuclear power plant, Progress Energyâ€™s Crystal River plant. Itâ€™s not in service now and customers are paying extra to the utility for more expensive power.
The reason the Crystal River plant is off-line is that in 2009 a large crack was found in a containment wall. Customers could also be on the hook for the expensive repairs that our guest has found may have been too risky for the utility to perform in-house. Ivan Penn is a staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times and he joins us now.
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