Federal regulators ok report on Davis Besse cracks

Davis Besse

Federal Regulators are agreeing with First Energy's assessment on what caused cracks found in the concrete shell at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant.

The company says the cracks can be traced back to the Blizzard of 78. They say lack of weatherproofing on the plant's exterior caused the concrete to crack.

The Oak Harbor plant reopened in December after a shutdown following the cracks' discovery last fall.

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and other opponents of the plant don't believe that the blizzard caused the cracks.

They claim cracks were actually first discovered in 1976, two years before the snowstorm.

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