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Proposed Levy county nuclear plant moves forward

Duke Energy is planning to move forward with its effort to build a $24-billion nuclear plant in Levy County. The announcement on Monday came as a surprise to many who heard Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, speak to the Public Service Commission in August. When Rogers spoke …

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Progress Energy prepares for damage from Tropical Storm Debby

Progress Energy officials say the slow-moving tropical system, Debby, is likely to cause multi-day outages.  Crews have been battling the effects of the storm today and are preparing to repair additional damage on Monday as the Debby continues to pound Florida’s western coastline. Today crews worked to restore more than …

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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Beryl but nothing more. Many families …

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Lawmaker, utility talk about nuclear plant

Some critics claim Progress Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County may not be built. WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke with State Senator Mike Fasano about the potential future of the plant. Despite the senator’s complaints, Progress Energy says it still plans on building the reactors. WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis  spoke with …

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State senator doubts proposed Levy County nuclear power plants will ever be built

Progress Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County may not actually get built….that’s according to Republican Senator Mike Fasano.  Fasano recently led an unsuccessful attempt in the Florida Florida’s to repeal the entire advance nuclear cost recovery statute.  That law allows public utilities to bill customers in advance of the actual …

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Nuclear energy topic of discussion at Civic Media Center tonight

A discussion on atomic energy and the proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County gets underway at the Civic Media Center tonight. The discussion comes three days before two public meetings in Levy county for citizens to voice their concerns about the two planned nuclear plants in Levy County before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  …

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