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Davis-Besse still closed after pump malfunction
Second of FirstEnergy's power plants in Northeast Ohio to shutdown in recent weeks 
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In The Region:

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station remains closed today during an investigation of one of its reactor coolant pumps.

The power station east of Toledo along Lake Erie automatically shut down Saturday night after what is believed to be an electrical problem with a pump motor.

FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young says an extensive series of tests are being performed on the motor and other equipment.

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Young says the company will not release a possible start-up date for competitive reasons, but workers and customers will not be affected.

The closure of Davis-Besse follows a controlled shutdown of FirstEnergy’s other nuclear power plant in Northeast Ohio.

The Perry nuclear power plant, located about 30 miles east of Cleveland on the Lake Erie shore, was closed for a few days last month due to a leak in the reactor cooling system.

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