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Duke Energy cancels Levy nuclear plant, cites state law changes

This is an artist's rendering of the proposed nuclear plant in Levy County that Progress Energy, then Duke Energy, said would be built. File graphic from Progress Energy.

Duke Energy Florida announced Thursday it was canceling its proposed nuclear plant in Levy County as part of a multiyear agreement with consumer advocates.

The company in part blamed in part a bill that passed the Legislature in May that revises the 2006 state law that allows utilities to charge customers for nuclear projects that may never be built.

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