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      Ohio nuclear plant back in service after leak fix

      David-Besse nuclear plant reopened to make repairs.

      OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) - A nuclear power plant in northwest Ohio has returned to service after a two-week shutdown to fix a coolant leak. The operator of the Davis-Besse plant located east of Toledo says it returned to service Friday evening. The plant shut down June 29 after a power cable shorted out and crews discovered the leak.

      A plant spokeswoman says the leak, about eight drops per minute, was too little to show up in daily measuring of coolant levels in the 89,000-gallon boiler. Spokeswoman Jennifer Young with the parent FirstEnergy Corp. of Akron told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that none of the radioactive coolant escaped the containment building.

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