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Davis-Besse meeting postponed
Opponents have until June 4 to revise arguments to keep the plant from surviving another 20 years
by WKSU's MARANDA SHREWSBERRY


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Maranda Shrewsberry
 

Nuclear regulators have postponed a meeting to hear complaints from people who want to shut down the Davis-Besse power plant near Toledo.

There’s no new date set for the meeting that was supposed to take place Friday in Port Clinton.

A coalition of groups from Ohio, Michigan and Ontario was supposed to present arguments against the power plant, calling a crack in the reactor shield dangerous to surrounding areas.  The coalition is challenging FirstEnergy’s plans to extend the reactor’s life by 20 years.   

Kevin Kamps is a spokesman for Beyond Nuclear. He says the coalition asked for the extension because it has not yet received information requested from the NRC in January.

He says a 20-year extension could mean disaster for the area.

Kamps says the plant poses a threat to surrounding communities.

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“Certainly the potential for a catastrophic radioactivity release would cost billions or tens of billions or hundreds of billions of dollars for Northern Ohio to deal with just as we’re seeing at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. So we’re calling for upgrade to the safety at Davis-Besse if they’re serious about running the plant for another 25 years.”

 

FirstEnergy maintains that the plant is safe.  The coalition has until June 4 to revise its arguments, and then a new hearing date will be set.  

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