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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, […]

Activists to state case on Davis-Besse license
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Activists to state case on Davis-Besse license

NRC panel to hear from 4 opposition groups, utility PORT CLINTON — “Four activist groups that contend FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant is unworthy of a 20-year license extension are to appear Tuesday before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing panel. But the panel, called the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, […]

Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now
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Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now

40 speak at ‘People’s Hearing’ to take videotaped testimony TOLEDO — “The so-called “People’s Hearing” was organized in response to a pair of officially sanctioned NRC meetings the agency held on Nov. 4 at Camp Perry, the Ohio National Guard base west of Port Clinton. Activists from the Green Party, […]

Davis-Besse comments sought
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Davis-Besse comments sought

Activists to collect statements on nuclear plant’s re-licensing plan TOLEDO — “Some activist groups that believe the public was underrepresented at the recent Davis-Besse re-licensing hearings have scheduled what Joe DeMare of Rossford describes as a ‘people’s hearing’ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Toledo’s Old West End. From noon […]

New reactor head for Davis-Besse
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New reactor head for Davis-Besse

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “A new reactor head for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station arrived in Carroll Township. The massive reactor head is 17-feet across and weights more than 82 tons. It rolled through eastern Lucas County Monday afternoon. It is outfitted with new control rod nozzles made of a material […]

Safe at 60?
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Safe at 60?

TOLEDO — “Federal regulators are seeking public input on extending an operating license at the Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor by 20 years. They ought to know how nervous that prospect makes some of the plant’s neighbors. The facility has caused a number of northwest Ohioans to worry since it […]

Public asked for its input on license extension at Davis-Besse
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Public asked for its input on license extension at Davis-Besse

Nuclear plant seeks OK for 20 more years PORT CLINTON — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know what the public thinks of FirstEnergy Corp.’s application to extend the operating license of its beleaguered Davis-Besse nuclear plant by 20 years. Residents are invited to weigh in Thursday at a pair […]

Exelon’s Rowe says gas prices may slow new reactors
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Exelon’s Rowe says gas prices may slow new reactors

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — “Exelon Corp. Chief Executive Officer John Rowe said he expects natural-gas prices to remain low, pushing back the construction of new U.S. nuclear power plants by a ‘decade, maybe two.’ ‘We think natural gas will stay cheap for a very long time,’ Rowe said in an […]

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NRC stalls key repairs for 32 years

TOLEDO — “Imagine driving around in a car with an air bag you know is probably defective. The car runs fine. Its brakes work. Its seat belts snap in place. Is it worth putting off repairs to one of your last lines of defense? Apparently the nuclear industry believes so. […]

Is Davis-Besse fit for a 20-year license extension?
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Is Davis-Besse fit for a 20-year license extension?

TOLEDO — “Even if the utility has changed its ways, there’s still the question of just how well the plant is holding up. Metal fatigues after years of strain imposed upon it by a nuclear plant’s enormous heat and pressure. Records show Davis-Besse often is America’s hottest-operating plant. The plain […]