As the Japanese nuclear plant crisis unveils, local residents may worry about Progress Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant in the Citrus County area. Levy county has a portion of the ten-mile emergency planning zone around the plant. Levy County’s Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson says North Central Florida residents should not worry as safety measures are inspected anually. Johnson adds, these are full scale exercises that are made in conjunction with Citrus County community where the plant is located. Johnson spoke with WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MarkJohnson.mp3]
For the city of Archer, a plan to build a wastewater treatment plant has been clogged by years of debate, inability to find adequate land and, recently, a battle between the city and one local couple.