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Nuclear regulators will explain to the public why they cleared Davis Besse
Meeting in Port Clinton next Thursday will include both regulators and FirstEnergy's explanations
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Davis Besse is one of two commercial nuclear plant in Ohio. Both are owned by First Energy and stand along lake Erie.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Port Clinton next week to explain why it cleared the Davis Besse power plant to restart. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the latest of the stops and starts of one of Ohio’s two commercial nuclear reactors.

SCHULTZE: NRC public meeting on Davis Besse

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans to discuss its independent inspection of Davis Besse’s shield building next Thursday.

That building, which looks kind of like an upside down flower pot, has been a cause for concern since early October. That’s when crews installing a new reactor vessel head discovered long, hairline cracks in its 2-and-a-half-foot-thick concrete walls.

The shield is designed to protect the reactor from outside forces, including tornados and terrorists. Despite the cracks, the commission OK’d a restart for the reactor earlier this month. But it also issued a letter that commits its owner, Akron-based FirstEnergy, to monitoring the cracks and ensuring they don’t raise new safety issues.

Davis Besse is one of two commercial nuclear plants in Ohio. It’s had repeated problems, including an incident in which acid nearly ate a hole through the reactor’s roof. FirstEnergy has applied to extend the permit to operate the plant for another 20 years. 

The meeting:
Thursday, Jan. 5, 6:30 to -9:30 p.m.
Camp Perry Clubhouse
1000 Lawrence Rd., Bldg. 600
Port Clinton, Ohio

The meeting will be open for the public to ask questions  after the presentations have been made. People can participate in person or by calling the toll-free teleconference number 800-369-1122 and entering passcode 7687149.
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