Published: Oct 15, 2013 6:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Three Florida nuclear power plants experienced nearly 300 safety violations between 2000 and 2012, but only a few were higher-level violations.
The violations are included in a congressional study expected to be released this month that was obtained by The Associated Press.
The Government Accountability Office report shows that safety violations at nuclear power plants across the country vary dramatically from region to region. It suggests inconsistent enforcement of regulations could be responsible.
The Turkey Point facility in Miami had five higher-level violations and 106 lower-level. The St. Lucie facility in Jensen Beach had one higher-level violation and 117 lower-level. The Crystal River facility in Citrus County, which closed earlier this year, had two higher-level violations and 60 lower-level.

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