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Duke Power's possible land sale worries Lake Wylie residents

(Rock Hill-AP) May 5, 2004 - Lake Wylie residents worry that Duke Power plans to sell land near the Catawba Nuclear Station could make evacuation more difficult in the event of a disaster.

Duke Power officials say the company hopes to sell 580 acres near the lake's western edge north of Rock Hill to a single residential developer later this month. Company officials say Duke wants to sell the land because the company considers it non-essential.

Duke acquired the property decades before it began operating the nuclear station in 1985.

York County zoning administrator Mike Scott says a developer could build about two homes per acre or as many as 12 townhouses per acre. About 120 families live on the peninsula now.

There is one two-lane road that passes by the nuclear plant and crosses a bridge to serve the residents.

posted 7:40am by Chris Rees

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