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Last Chance to stand up and be heard on Davis Besse environmental impact
Regulators are in the final stages of gathering information
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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The last opportunity for public comment on an environmental impact study that is important in the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant license renewal process came Tuesday  near Port Clinton. 

In February the Nucleaar Regulatory Commission released a draft of its study of the likely impact of operating the plant for an additional twenty years past its initial license term…that ends in April, 2017. 

Plant owner First Energy has applied for the extension. 

At a pair of meetings…one in the afternoon and one in the evening… the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asked for public input on the study so far—which includes a preliminary determination that there are no environmental reasons to deny the license renewal.  The agency’s Victoria Mitlyng says there may be new developments to consider, or new perspectives on some issues.

 “The local community, people who live here, have up to date information.  And we want to make sure we capture that. So these meetings are very important because we’re specifically here to do that.”

The agency will now examine what it learned from the meetings and put together a final environmental impact statement for release in September.

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