Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant

Location:

Red Level, Florida
28.9572, -82.6989

Owner: 

Progress Energy

Population Within 10 Miles:

33,942

On-Site Dry Casks: 

No

Reactors

Crystal River Unit 3

Reactor Type: 

Pressurized Water Reactor

Operational Status:

Shut Down

Licensed to Operate:

1/28/1977 to 12/3/2016

Notes: 

10/02/2009: Workers severely damaged thick concrete reactor containment walls when they cut a hole to replace steam generators. The ensuing inquiry concluded that the workers had applied more pressure than the concrete could withstand—a mistake that cost more than $500 million.

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