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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, […]

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Davis-Besse allowed to restart operations

OAK HARBOR — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given FirstEnergy a green light to restart the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant while ordering the company to investigate further the cause and extent of cracks discovered during October in the plant’s concrete shield building. In a ‘confirmatory action letter’ to FirstEnergy Nuclear […]

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Davis-Besse repairs completed, concern about structural integrity linger

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant is still on target to meet its end of November timeline to be back online, but concerns linger about cracks found in the reactor building. Davis Besse has been on a scheduled maintenance outage since Oct. 1st.  A First Energy spokesperson said crews finished […]

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Nuclear plant to close hole made for repairs

Davis-Besse plans to restart by month’s end OAK HARBOR — “A 12-hour concrete pour is scheduled for Saturday at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, closing a hole in the reactor’s outer shield building cut last month for access to install a new reactor head, a FirstEnergy spokesman said Friday. While […]

Davis-Besse to stay shut until probe ends
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Davis-Besse to stay shut until probe ends

OAK HARBOR — “Crews are expected to pour concrete later this week to patch an access portal that was cut into the outer shield building at Davis-Besse nuclear plant to replace the plant’s reactor head, a FirstEnergy spokesman said Wednesday. But a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman said the agency won’t […]

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 […]