Saving Millions to Cost Billions

Number 25414
Subject Nuclear Energy
Source Tampa Bay Times
State FL
Year 2011
Publication Date Oct. 9, 2011- Dec. 11, 2011
Summary The executives who run the local power plant in St. Petersburg said from the start that their customers should help pay a $2.5 billion repair bill at their nuclear plant because no one could have predicted or prevented the disaster that crippled the facility and shut it down. But the Tampa Bay Times revealed gaping holes in that argument. Porgress received multiple warnings from employees and contractors about their approach to the project. An internal report obtained by Tampa Bay Times even warned the utility against self managing such an ambitious construction effort.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 21
Keywords St. Petersburg; Tampa Bay Times; Repair Bill; Utility
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