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First Energy, NRC eye hairline crack at Davis-Besse
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First Energy, NRC eye hairline crack at Davis-Besse

Fault’s effect on operation uncertain OAK HARBOR — “The shield building surrounds the reactor containment structure, made of 1 ½-inch thick steel. It is intended to protect the containment structure from external damaging forces. It was built in the early 1970s. The crack parallels a reinforcing steel (rebar) rod in […]

NRC, FirstEnergy concerned about a crack in Davis-Besse’s outer containment building
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NRC, FirstEnergy concerned about a crack in Davis-Besse’s outer containment building

OAK HARBOR — “Contractors preparing the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor for a new lid have encountered a problem that could keep the power plant idled longer than expected. Plant owner FirstEnergy Corp. shut down the Oak Harbor plant near Toledo almost two weeks ago in order to install a new, upgraded […]

FirstEnergy unit to shut down Davis-Besse nuke plant to replace reactor head
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FirstEnergy unit to shut down Davis-Besse nuke plant to replace reactor head

OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy said the new head, which replaces the head installed in 2002, features control rod nozzles made of material less susceptible to cracking. Originally planned for 2014, FirstEnergy said it voluntarily accelerated Davis-Besse’s new head installation after modifications were required to 24 of the 69 control rod […]

Ground broken at Davis-Besse
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Ground broken at Davis-Besse

LINDSEY, OH — “A groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday for a new $5 million emergency operations center for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. ‘We are a significant part of the community,’ said Barry Allen, site vice president at Davis-Besse. ‘This will be a state-of-the-art facility.’ Construction has begun, and as […]

NRC lists 2 Davis-Besse issues
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NRC lists 2 Davis-Besse issues

Neither seen as imminent threat, but plant safety ‘degraded’ OAK HARBOR — “Two Davis-Besse direct-current electrical systems were in ‘an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety’ for years, according to an event report posted Wednesday on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Web site. While the government regulator acknowledged the two issues […]

AGING NUKES, PART 1 of 4: Nuke regulators weaken safety rules
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AGING NUKES, PART 1 of 4: Nuke regulators weaken safety rules

LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ — “Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Time after time, officials at the […]

Activists win chance to contest nuke license
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Activists win chance to contest nuke license

OAK HARBOR — “Four activist groups challenging the relicensing of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant have persuaded a federal three-judge panel to let them have a seat at the table. In a 65-page ruling, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board said the groups — Beyond Nuclear, Citizens […]

U.S. Nuclear regulator lets industry help with the fine print
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U.S. Nuclear regulator lets industry help with the fine print

OAK HARBOR — “In the fall of 2001, inspectors with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were so concerned about possible corrosion at Ohio’s Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station [1] that they prepared an emergency order to shut it down for inspection. But, according to a report [2] from the NRC inspector […]

Scientist group spotlights safety issues at Davis-Besse
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Scientist group spotlights safety issues at Davis-Besse

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “A nonprofit science organization has handed Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station an unfortunate distinction as one of 13 nuclear facilities in the U.S. involved in significant “near-misses” last year. The Union of Concerned Scientists released its first report on safety performances at U.S nuclear power plants, focusing also […]

Davis-Besse to flip its second lid in 2012
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Davis-Besse to flip its second lid in 2012

Replacement of the reactor vessel head will start in October 2011 OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company’s Davis-Besse 893 MW PWR at Oak harbor, OH, near Toledo, will enter a fuel outage in October 2011, which is earlier than called for in the usual outage schedule. During this outage, […]