"Ohio Davis-Besse Reactor Moves Step Closer To New License"

"The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff said there were no safety issues that would preclude a 20-year license renewal for FirstEnergy Corp's 894-megawatt Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio."

"The NRC staff issued the findings as part of its final safety evaluation report released Friday.

The renewal of the Davis-Besse operating license is controversial in part because the reactor was the site of what the NRC has called one of the most dangerous nuclear incidents in the United States.

In 2002, workers discovered corrosion had eaten a hole in the plant's reactor vessel head, which kept the unit shut until 2004. Although the hole did not hurt anyone, the NRC fined FirstEnergy more than $5 million for the actions that led to the corrosion."

Scott DiSavino reports for Reuters September 10, 2013.

Source: Reuters , 09/10/2013