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Crystal River Unit 3

Red Level, Florida
Local population: 33,942 (10-mile radius)


Pressurized Water Reactor


Licensed to operate from 01/28/77-12/03/16


Progress Energy

Safety Issues:

Earthquake Risk, Fire Protection Problems, Groundwater Leaks Reported

Crystal River nuclear power plant
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