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An old nuclear problem creeps back
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An old nuclear problem creeps back

NEW YORK, NY — “The American nuclear industry, primed to begin new construction projects for the first time in 30 years, is about as eager for an operating problem at an old reactor as the oil industry was for a well blowouton the eve of opening the Atlantic coast to […]

FirstEnergy plan expected to slow deterioration at Davis-Besse
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FirstEnergy plan expected to slow deterioration at Davis-Besse

OAK HARBOR — “Three degrees might not sound like much. But according to FirstEnergy Corp., a three-degree reduction in Davis-Besse’s operating temperature will provide enough safety over the next two years to ensure there is no additional cracking of the steel nozzles that penetrate the reactor’s interim head. Now it’s […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker questioned its oversight of Davis Besse
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission worker questioned its oversight of Davis Besse

OAK HARBOR — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday released internal records that show one of its senior employees filed a pair of complaints questioning the agency’s own diligence in obtaining Davis-Besse documents from FirstEnergy Corp. in 2005 and 2007… Jim Gavula, an NRC employee for 24 years who now helps the […]

NRC to FirstEnergy: Tell us why Davis-Besse will be safe
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NRC to FirstEnergy: Tell us why Davis-Besse will be safe

PORT CLINTON — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know why FirstEnergy Corp. thinks Davis-Besse will be safe after repairs now underway are completed… In March, inspectors found evidence of radioactive coolant leakage on the top of the reactor’s lid. Subsequent ultrasonic and other electronic inspections of the 69 “nozzles” or […]

Eight more nozzles at Davis-Besse found to be flawed
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Eight more nozzles at Davis-Besse found to be flawed

OAK HARBOR — “Eight more control-rod-drive mechanism nozzles atop Davis-Besse’s nuclear reactor head have indications of cracks or flaws, bringing the number needing repair to 24, FirstEnergy Corp. said Monday. That’s more than one third of the head’s 69 nozzles. The utility said its best-case scenario for restarting the plant, idle […]

Problems at the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor near Toledo are worse than expected
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Problems at the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor near Toledo are worse than expected

OAK HARBOR — “As many as 16 critical parts in the Davis-Besse reactor lid are cracked or flawed, and the problem could get worse. Engineers expect to find additional problems when they conduct a third round of high-tech inspections in the coming weeks. The cracks can lead to radioactive coolant […]

Scientists: Keep Davis-Besse idle Group wants leaks addressed
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Scientists: Keep Davis-Besse idle Group wants leaks addressed

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — “Until FirstEnergy Corp. implements measures to ensure Davis-Besse nuclear plant’s reactor does not violate federal health and safety regulations, the Oak Harbor nuclear plant should not be allowed to restart, the Union of Concerned Scientists said. The science group Monday asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission […]

Davis-Besse nuclear plant closed, repairs planned
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Davis-Besse nuclear plant closed, repairs planned

TOLEDO — “Tests are underway at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant after more than a dozen cracks were found in reactor head nozzles. As of right now, cracks have been found in 14 of the plant’s 69 nozzles, and the repair work won’t get underway until tests wrap up later […]

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Davis-Besse tests find more cracks in nozzles

OAK HARBOR — “Ultrasonic tests completed Sunday night show 12 of the 69 nozzles on top of Davis-Besse’s reactor head developed some sort of crack, eight more than previously known. Those 12 are among 14 that FirstEnergy Corp. identified last week as having suspicious flaws or indications of a crack […]

Feds send special team to inspect Davis-Besse
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Feds send special team to inspect Davis-Besse

OAK HARBOR — “With more questions arising out of the latest situation at Davis-Besse, federal regulators announced late yesterday they have dispatched a special inspection team to the Ottawa County nuclear plant. Viktoria Mitlyng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman, said three inspectors with highly specialized skills will join the plant’s […]