Davis-Besse allowed to restart operations via The Toledo Blade

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given FirstEnergy a green light to restart the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant while ordering the company to investigate further the cause and extent of cracks discovered during October in the plant’s concrete shield building.

In a “confirmatory action letter” to FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co., Cynthia Pederson, the NRC’s acting regional administrator, wrote that her agency had been provided “reasonable assurance that the shield building is capable of performing its safety functions” despite the multiple hairline cracks discovered after a hole was cut in the concrete through which reactor heads were swapped out.

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Kucinich Urges Public Hearing on Davis-Besse’s Planned Re-start

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