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Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Power Reactor Facility
Location: Crystal River, FL
License No.: DPR-72
Docket No.: 50-302
License Status: Transitioning to SAFSTOR
Project Manager: John Hickman

2.0 Site Status Summary

Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR-3) was a 2,609 Mwt, pressurized water reactor that was licensed to operate from December of 1976 to February 20, 2013. During a refueling outage that started on September 26, 2009, CR-3 replaced the steam generators (SG), requiring a large hole to be made in the containment structure. When attempting to restore the containment structure following the SG replacement, damage to the containment structure was observed. The licensee attempted to repair the damage, but later decided to decommission the reactor.

The facility is currently transitioning to a SAFSTOR condition. The licensee submitted the CR-3 post-shutdown decommissioning activities report, including the site-specific cost estimate, on December 2, 2013. The plant is planning for the transfer of spent fuel to dry storage most likely in 2017.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

The plant recently started the decommissioning process and no known issues exist at this time.

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

Termination of the Part 50 license is planned for 2074, at which time the site will be available for unrestricted use.

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