"New Crack at Crystal River Nuclear Plant Casts Doubt on Repair Plan"

"On July 26, monitors detected something amiss in the already crippled building that shields the reactor at Progress Energy's nuclear plant. The pile of shattered concrete outside meant the utility faced a new problem. The building was still falling apart — a development Progress was in no hurry to reveal to state regulators."

"The incident marked the third time since 2009 that the containment building at the Crystal River plant had suffered major structural damage.

Within the nuclear power industry, Progress' fumbling efforts to fix the plant raise crucial questions: Can the building be safely repaired? Or, as critics maintain, should it be torn down and replaced?"

Ivan Penn Reports for the St. Petersburg Times November 20, 2011.

Source: St. Petersburg Times, 11/21/2011