Duke Energy has scheduled a public open house to discuss the plan to decommission the Crystal River nuclear plant.

Experts will be on hand to answer any questions and hear concerns the residents may have about the power plant.

The open house is scheduled for 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Magnolia Room at the Plantation on Crystal River, located at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail.

Duke Energy has also launched a decommissioning website for the plant to serve as an information resource for the public. That website can be visited at duke-energy.com/CR3.

The utility announced plans to shut down the troubled plant earlier this year. Repairing and improving the plant would have cost $3.4 billion and have taken years. The 36-year-old plant has not produced power since 2009.