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Encyclopedia > Crystal River 3 Nuclear Generating Station
NRC Region Two
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Alabama
 Browns Ferry
 Farley
Florida
 Crystal River 3
 St. Lucie
 Turkey Point
Georgia
 Hatch
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North Carolina
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South Carolina
 Catawba
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 H.B. Robinson
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Tennessee
 Sequoyah
 Watts Bar
Virginia
 North Anna
 Surry

The Crystal River Energy Complex, a nuclear power plant, is located in Citrus County, Florida, near Crystal River, Florida. The site consists of approximately 4,700 acres (19 kmĀ²). The single pressurized water reactor shares the site with 4 fossil-fueled generators. The facility produces energy mainly from coal and only a small amount from the nuclear reactor. The NRC, or Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is a United States government agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act in 1974, and was first opened January 19, 1975. ... Alabama is a state located in the southern United States. ... The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant is located on the Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama. ... The Joseph M. Farley twin nuclear power station is located near Dothan, Alabama. ... State nickname: Sunshine State, Everglade State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... The twin nuclear reactors at St. ... The twin reactors at Turkey Point nuclear station are on a 3,300 acre (13 km²) site in Homestead, Florida near Miami, Florida, in Dade County, Florida. ... The Edwin I. Hatch nuclear power plant is near Baxley, Georgia, on a 2,244 acre (9 km²) site. ... This power plant is located in Burke County, Georgia, near Augusta, Georgia. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... The Brunswick power plant, named for the county in which it is located, covers 1,200 acres (4. ... This station is located about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, on a 32,500 acre (132 km²) lake, created in 1963 by Duke Power for the Cowens Ford Hydroelectric Station. ... The Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant is a Westinghouse-designed pressurized-water nuclear reactor operated by Progress Energy. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ... South Carolina is the third largest generator of nuclear electricity. ... Oconee South Carolina The Oconee nuclear station is located neared Greenville, South Carolina. ... The 5,000 acre (20 km²) site near Hartsville, South Carolina, includes the source of cooling water for the reactor. ... The Virgil C. Summer nuclear station occupies a site near Jenkinsville, South Carolina in Fairfield County, South Carolina. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis (largest metropolitan area is Nashville) Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... The Sequoyah nuclear power plant is located on 525 acres (2. ... Watts Bar, Tennessee The Watts Bar 1 nuclear reactor is located between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Knoxville, Tennessee on a 1,770 acre (7 km²) site. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... The North Anna nuclear power plant is on a 1,075 acre (4. ... The Surry nuclear power plant, named for the county in which it is located, is on an 840 acre (3. ... A nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France. ... Citrus County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Crystal River is a city located in Citrus County, Florida. ... A pressurized water reactor (PWR) is a type of nuclear power reactor that uses ordinary light water for both coolant and for neutron moderator. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ...


This plant has one Babcock and Wilcox pressurized water reactor. Babcock and Wilcox is a power generation and equipment design company. ... A pressurized water reactor (PWR) is a type of nuclear power reactor that uses ordinary light water for both coolant and for neutron moderator. ...


Originally was owned by Florida Progress Corporation but, in 2000, was bought by Carolina Power & Light to form the new company, Progress Energy, which currently runs the plant. The 2000 merger resulted in a loss of a few hundred jobs at the Crystal River plant. Progress Energy Inc. ...


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