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A look at security at Davis Besse
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is well known for safety inspections at nuclear facilities, but the agency does security inspections too
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Generating Station at Oak Harbor, Ohio. The big flowerpot shaped structure with the steam plume is the cooling tower. The reactor itself is inside the shield building, the smaller more cylindrical structure on the right side of the picture
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Our post-911 world includes stepped up security at nuclear power plants.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports that just yesterday the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it wants more information on how operators of the Davis-Besse plant on Lake Erie will eliminate a security concern found there a few weeks ago.

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Beyond their regular safety monitoring, federal regulators have a program for inspecting security at nuclear facilities.  They don’t tend to talk about it, for security reason, but the NRC’s Viktoria Mitlyng says it includes looking at security strategies and systems, and more: "...since 911 there have been more stringent requirements for guards, barriers, types of weapons, things like that…” 

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In a routine inspection about a month ago what they’re calling an “issue of more than minor signficance” came up at Davis-Besse.  [Viktoria Mitlyng]“Even though we do not talk about specifics, I would like people to know that whenever an issue is identified associated with security our inspectors will make sure it is addressed [elminated] before they leave the plant.”

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Although the NRC says the problem has been effectively dealth with for now, Davis-Besse’s owner First Energy has 90 days to respond to the commission on the subject of a permanent fix.

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