Crystal River Power Plant is Reviewed
A part of the nuclear power plant in Crystal River took a step towards recovery today.
After plant officials found a separation within one of its concrete containment walls, the April start-up date was pushed back.
Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a routine meeting at the Crystal River Plant to go over their yearly progress report on the facility.
In their assessment, the NRC stated that overall, the plant "Operated in a manner that preserved public health and safety."
Officials at the parent company, Progress Energy, were pleased with the results.
"The fact that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not identify any major safety issues demonstrates our commitment to operating safety even in a shut-down condition," Progress Energy Spokesperson, Heather Danenhower told TV20. "Nuclear safety, of course, is our top priority."
Based on their report, the NRC is going to conduct standard inspections this year, including one on the containment wall and and a leak rate test.
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