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      Court upholds convictions of Davis Besse workers

      TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two former nuclear plant workers in Ohio who were found guilty of helping to cover up the worst corrosion ever found at a U.S. reactor.

      The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found no reason to overturn the convictions of Andrew Siemaszko and David Geisen.

      Both were sentenced to probation and fined for misleading regulators in 2001 to delay a safety inspection at the Davis-Besse plant along Lake Erie.

      Inspectors later found an acid leak that nearly ate through the reactor's 6-inch-thick steel cap.

      The plant operated by FirstEnergy Corp. was shut down from early 2002 until 2004.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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