New leak found at Davis Besse

Davis Besse

A new leak has been found at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Plant.

Radioactive coolant was spraying out of the pinhole sized leak. The plant's operator, First Energy,says the leaking coolant never got outside the building and posed no threat to the public.

Workers discovered the leak Wednesday as they were getting ready to re-start the oak harbor plant after a monthlong maintenance shutdown.

It's unclear how much coolant was spilled out but operators say it was contained quickly.

Crews found cracks in the outer wall last year but the plant was allowed to re-start.