Accelerated Decommissioning Partners becomes licensed operator of Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant

  • State regulators approved transaction in August after 14-month review.
  • Decommissioning will start nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.
  • Transaction has no impact on Duke Energy customer bills.

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(Photo courtesy: Duke Energy Florida)

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy successfully completed a transaction today to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County, Fla., in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

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CF plans Dec. 9 virtual Open House

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) — The College of Central Florida invites recent high school seniors and those looking to advance their career to a virtual open house on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m., online.

Future students are encouraged to attend one of the Zoom video conferencing sessions and receive assistance with the application process, financial aid, placement testing, academic advising and registration for spring semester, which begins Jan. 6.

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Check irrigation timer when daylight savings time changes

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of daylight saving time.

Saturday night is when we will turn our clocks back one hour. The time change is also a good time to make sure irrigation system timers are set correctly to ensure that the systems operate consistently with year-round water conservation measures.

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CARES Act funds available for mortgage, rental assistance

Funds are available to income-eligible Citrus County residents for mortgage and rental assistance and re-housing due to eviction, through the Citrus County’s Housing Services Division.

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has allocated up to $640,000 in federal CARES Act grant funds to assist Citrus County residents who have been financially impacted as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Resurfacing, ‘lane diet’ in Citrus Springs creates new bike/pedestrian lane

FROM LEFT: Curt Reed and fellow cyclist Bob Feldberg ride the new bike lane on Citrus Springs Boulevard. (Photo courtesy: Cyntihia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer)

Construction was recently completed for the County resurfacing project on Citrus Springs Blvd from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (C39), 1.4 miles.

The project was jointly funded by Citrus County and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).

The bid amount for the project was $970,546 and the project was completed on time and within the allocated budget.

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