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FirstEnergy blames absence of weatherproofing for cracks at Davis-Besse building
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FirstEnergy blames absence of weatherproofing for cracks at Davis-Besse building

AKRON — “The FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. unit of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has blamed the absence of an exterior weatherproofing coating for cracks in the Shield Building of its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant in Northwest Ohio. FirstEnergy’s finding is contained in its Root Cause Analysis Report, which explored the […]

Ohio nuclear plant woes in middle of US House race
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Ohio nuclear plant woes in middle of US House race

PORT CLINTON — “The debate over a nuclear plant where small cracks were discovered in a concrete shell is revealing another split between two Democrats who are veteran members of Congress and opponents in the March 6 primary. It’s one of the first noticeable divides to surface in the race […]

Safety of Davis-Besse comes down to a question of faith
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Safety of Davis-Besse comes down to a question of faith

CLEVELAND — “The unexplained cracks in the containment building of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant may be more about transparency, oversight, and political opportunity than imminent threats of danger. Yet each of the former affects the latter. They cannot be shrugged off, especially by an industry that is trying to […]

Before giving Davis-Besse another 20-year operating license, crack the case of the cracks
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Before giving Davis-Besse another 20-year operating license, crack the case of the cracks

CLEVELAND — “Given the rocky operating history at Davis-Besse, on the Lake Erie shore near Toledo, and the large population living nearby, the NRC should have insisted on a root-cause report before permitting the plant to go back online. In 2002, the company’s failure to check the lid of its […]

Environmental Coalition Challenges Davis-Besse License Extension on Shield Building Cracks
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Environmental Coalition Challenges Davis-Besse License Extension on Shield Building Cracks

PORT CLINTON — “January 5th at a standing room only U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting at Camp Perry in Port Clinton near Davis-Besse about its cracked concrete shield building, an environmental coalition today launched a new contention against FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company’s (FENOC) proposal to extend the atomic reactor’s […]

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Davis-Besse back in business…but should it be?

TOLEDO — “19 Action News has been warning you about this since October — cracks in the concrete at Davis-Besse. Now the nuclear reactor is back in business and that has people living near it fearful and furious — and many of those people sounded off at a public hearing on […]

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Federal regulators say Ohio nuclear reactor safe despite not knowing cause of concrete cracks

PORT CLINTON — “Federal inspectors are convinced that a nuclear reactor along Lake Erie is safe to operate even though they said Thursday it is not clear why small cracks appeared in a concrete shell that protects the plant. Tests on the concrete have not given inspectors any reason to […]

Davis-Besse meeting draws crowd
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Davis-Besse meeting draws crowd

ERIE TOWNSHIP — “A meeting Thursday at Camp Perry to answer questions about cracks recently found in the reactor shield building at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is likely to draw a large crowd. “We will definitely be there,” said Michael Keegan, co-chairman of environmental conservation and watchdog organization Don’t […]

NRC says it knew about cracks at Davis-Besse Ohio nuke plant
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NRC says it knew about cracks at Davis-Besse Ohio nuke plant

TOLEDO — “Federal regulators confirmed Thursday that they had been told by operators of a nuclear reactor about additional cracks found in the plant’s concrete shell, which were discovered several weeks after workers initially discovered the concrete was cracked in other spots. Details about the cracks near the top of the […]

Davis Besse operators admit to more cracks than previously announced
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Davis Besse operators admit to more cracks than previously announced

TOLEDO —  “After admitting to discovering cracks in the concrete shell of the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor last month, the plant’s operator says there more cracks near the top of the structure. The cracks were immediately announced to the necessary regulators, but they were not made public at the time. On Wednesday, […]