The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Davis-Besse oversight panel
will have two meetings Wednesday, July 9 to review the status and
adequacy of recent activities at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power
The plant, operated by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company near
Oak Harbor, has been shut down since Feb. 16, 2002, due to the
corrosion damage to the reactor vessel head.
The meeting will be held in the Oak Harbor High School
auditorium, 11661 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor.
The first meeting will begin at 2 p.m. when the NRC oversight
panel, set up to monitor the activities associated with the plant's
recovery from problems which led to the reactor vessel head
corrosion, will meet with utility officials. The meeting will focus
on the status of repairs at the plant, results of recent NRC
inspections and upcoming activities. The public is invited to
observe the business portion of the meeting and will have an
opportunity to make comments and ask questions of the NRC staff.
The second meeting will begin at 7 p.m. for the oversight panel
to update the public on NRC's activities related to the reactor
vessel degradation and to provide a summary of the earlier meeting.
The public will be invited to ask questions and make comments.
The transcripts of both oversight panel meetings will be posted
in several weeks on the NRC's Web site -- http://nrc.gov/ Select "Davis-Besse" from
the Key Topics menu.
The NRC oversight panel includes NRC management and staff from
its Region III office in Lisle, Ill.; the NRC headquarters office in
Rockville, Md.; and the NRC Resident Inspector Office at the
Documents on the Davis-Besse corrosion issue, including further
details on NRC's oversight panel activities, are posted on the NRC's
Originally published Wednesday, July 2, 2003