Saturday, February 5, 2011

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant on Lake Erie

Just outside of Toledo, Ohio on Lake Erie stands the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.  Right now the question of whether it should get a new license is being considered.  Below is a newspaper article and below that is a link to more information about this plant. There have been serious incidents at this plant.

Akron Beacon Journal 2/4/2011

Eco-groups fight license renewal

Environmentalists oppose 20 more years of operation for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station near Toledo

Published on Friday, Feb 04, 2011

Beacon Journal staff report

Four environmental groups are fighting the renewal of the federal operating license for FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie in northwest Ohio.

The groups — Beyond Nuclear, the Green Party of Ohio, Don't Waste Michigan and Citizens Environmental Alliance of Southwestern Ontario — are seeking to intervene in the case.

Their efforts have been opposed by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.

A hearing is scheduled March 1 before the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.

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