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OAK HARBOR, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Davis-Besse nuclear power plant has been a landmark in Oak Harbor for nearly 40
years. It is continuously inspected over the course of a year to make sure it
is performing to government standards.
plant received 2,500 hours' worth of inspections by two individuals with the
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2012. For the most part, officials
say it is performing as expected, but there were eight issues discovered.
met all of our expectations for safety," said Jamnes Cameron, with the NRC.
issue involved security. It required additional inspection hours and action,
but the issue itself cannot be revealed to the public.
NRC feels the power plant is operating safely and to their standards, but those
who oppose nuclear power don't agree.
want to prevent a Chernobyl or Fukishima on the shoreline of the Great Lakes,"
said Kevin Kamps, of Beyond Nuclear. "There is no reactor in this country that's
come closer to that as many times as Davis-Besse has."
is licensed for operation through 2017, and in the process of a 20-year license
renewal. Delaying that renewal and preventing a steam generator replacement in
2014 are the main goals of Beyond Nuclear.
long strived to shut down Davis-Besse, and we're not going to give up now,"
Kamps said. "We're just going to re-double our efforts.