A local energy company is making sure their plant is secure, after recent natural disasters caused a nuclear plant crisis in Japan. Citrus County’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant was to restart their operations in April, however, Progress Energy Spokeswoman Sherry Jacobs says the plant won’t be reopened until the proper safety precautions have been taken.
“There is no threat to public health and safety. We will not restart the plant until we can assure our regulators and our customers that the plant can operate safely within its designed specifications,” he says.
Nuclear activist argue that these plants should be completely closed. Nuclear Information and Resource Service Southeast Office Director Mary Olson says previous nuclear crises should be taken into consideration before moving forward.