Gulf of Mexico nuclear plant has “crack” in reactor’s containment building

Yet another setback in plan to reactivate Crystal River plant, Ocala Star, March 17, 2011:

A new crack in Progress Energy’s Crystal River nuclear plant’s containment building has forced the utility company to again scrap its plans to fire up the facility in April. …

It reported Monday to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that testing equipment had detected irregularities in the wall and “upon further inspection there was a separation that wasn’t previously there,” said NRC spokesman Roger Hannah. …

Read the report here.

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