- Many warnings along the path to a broken Crystal River nuclear plant
Progress Energy can't say it wasn't warned. The company was told that its strategies were flawed at nearly every step in its effort to replace old steam generators at the Crystal River nuclear plant. Progress insists that no one could have predicted or prevented the problems — mainly the cracking of the containment building that houses the nuclear reactor and the steam generators. The St. Petersburg Times' ongoing investigation, based largely on documents from Progress, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state agencies, has detailed multiple warnings prior to the utility's critical decisions. Ivan Penn, Times Staff Writer
The first warning
Progress' own internal study said that the company needed to hire an experienced general contractor to manage the project....
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