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Union of Concerned Scientists is concerned about Davis-Besse reactor building
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Union of Concerned Scientists is concerned about Davis-Besse reactor building

OAK HARBOR — “The Union of Concerned Scientists is questioning whether the building housing the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor was properly designed and remains structurally sound. The challenge comes about three weeks after contractors cutting a hole in the building to replace the reactor’s lid noticed a long hairline crack on […]

FirstEnergy reveals it has found additional cracks in Davis-Besse’s reactor building
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FirstEnergy reveals it has found additional cracks in Davis-Besse’s reactor building

OAK HARBOR — “FirstEnergy Corp. said Monday that structural and concrete engineers examining the “shield building” that houses the Davis-Besse reactor had found “indications” of hairline cracks in the reinforced-concrete wall. In a letter to investors issued after the close of the stock market, after the close of the stock […]

Activists seek city opposition to renewing license for Davis-Besse
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Activists seek city opposition to renewing license for Davis-Besse

TOLEDO — “Emboldened by the recent discovery of a 30-foot, hairline crack in a concrete outer structure at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant, anti-nuclear activists on Wednesday delivered a resolution to Toledo City Council that, if adopted, would state city opposition to renewing the plant’s license in 2017. ‘There’s a lot […]

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 […]