Watchdog Scientists Concerned About Davis-Besse Reactor Building

"The Union of Concerned Scientists is questioning whether the building housing the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor was properly designed and remains structurally sound. The challenge comes about three weeks after contractors cutting a hole in the building to replace the reactor's lid noticed a long hairline crack on one side of the opening."

"In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the watchdog group has asked whether engineering specifications for the building's concrete walls were adequate to begin with. "

John Funk reports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer November 7, 2011.


"Ohio: Scientists Sound Alarm on Nuclear Plant" (AP)

"FirstEnergy Finds More Cracks at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant" (Bloomberg)

"More Cracks Are Found in Davis-Besse Building" (Toledo Blade)

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 11/10/2011