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Friday, August 6, 2010

Brief Crystal River status report

The outage at Crystal River continues... Originally planned as a steam generator replacement but now into a partial rebuilding of the containment. This article gives a good overview of where the project is right now.

Crystal River 3 is a Babcock & Wilcox PWR rated 2609 MWt / 838 MWe. Construction of the plant began in late 1968 and the plant was ready for commercial service in early 1977. The plant is No. 3 because there are four other plants at the site, all fossil fueled, numbered 1, 2, and 4. There have been, and are, a number of other plant sites like this such as Robinson and LaCrosse where fossil plants and nuclear plants are side by side.

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