NRC approves Davis Besse work

Jun 22, 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it agree with Akron-based FirstEngery's assessment that cracks found in the concrete shell of the Davis Besse nuclear power plant along Lake Erie can be traced to the blizzard of 1978. FirstEnergy says a lack of exterior weatherproofing coating at the plant caused the crackS. The company has won approval to apply a new coating and perform additional testing.  The plant reopened in December after a shutdown following the cracks' discovery last fall. Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he doesn't believe weather caused the