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Green Party hosts anti-nuclear energy event

The Florida Green Party hosted an anti-nuclear energy event on Friday afternoon. At the event, alternative energy sources, as well as different energy policies were scheduled for discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Green Party Spokesperson Michael Canney, and with Progress Energy Spokesperson Suzanne Grant, about the pros and …

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Progress Energy and emergency responders hold medical drill

Progress Energy Florida and local emergency response agencies held a full scale simulation to practice emergency medical drills this morning.  The drill focused on the decontamination and transportation of patients from Progress Energy’s nuclear training center to Seven Rivers Hospital. Progress Florida Energy Spokeswoman Heather Danenhower says these drills are taken …

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Crystal River Nuclear Plant now on the path to full repair

Progress Energy Florida has decided to repair rather than close its Crystal River Plant. Initial damage to the plant’s containment building occurred in late 2009 while workers were creating an opening in the structure to facilitate the replacement of the steam generators inside. WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with Florida Progress …

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More Florida workers head to Alabama

More Progress Energy crewmen from around Florida are heading to Alabama to help restore utilities to the tornado stricken area. Progress Energy Florida Spokeswoman Suzanne Grant says 50 workers will join the 150 workers already on scene. “They’ll be helping the local utility there, Southern Company, restore the power to …

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Power plant reopening delayed

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 …

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