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Regional News | Article published Saturday, October 4, 2003
TMI neighbors seek meeting

Seven Pennsylvania residents who lived near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant at the time of its 1979 accident sent a letter yesterday to FirstEnergy Corp.’s top executive, requesting a face-to-face meeting about Davis-Besse.

"Our families lived through the Three Mile Island accident in 1979," said the letter, sent to Peter Burg, the utility’s chairman and chief executive officer. "As you consider whether to restart the troubled Davis-Besse plant on Lake Erie, we invite you to meet with us to get a firsthand understanding of the human consequences of a major nuclear accident."

The letter was signed by Deb Katz, Gene Stilp, Paula Kinney, Mary Osborn, Joyce Corradi, Helen Hocker, and Kay Pickering. Ms. Corradi told The Blade all seven still live in the area of Three Mile Island, and some are affiliated with a local grass-roots group called Concerned Mothers and Women.

She said they were contacted by Ohio Citizen Action, the state’s largest environmental group, about requesting a meeting with Mr. Burg about Davis-Besse.

Such a meeting seems unlikely.

When asked for a comment, Ralph DiNicola, FirstEnergy’s public relations director, suggested it was an Ohio Citizen Action publicity stunt. The activist group and the utility have been at odds since the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began investigating a football-shaped cavity in Davis-Besse’s steel reactor head in March, 2002, the worst corrosion of its kind in U.S. nuclear history. The government agency has blamed the problem on management.

"Pete’s not available. I don’t know why he’d accept an invitation for anything orchestrated by Ohio Citizen Action. That’s our response," Mr. DiNicola said.

Paul Ryder, Ohio Citizen Action spokesman, said the group wanted Three Mile Island residents to meet with Mr. Burg to help personalize the issue for him. He said Mr. DiNicola "doesn’t have an argument on the merits" for his response.

For more information on Davis-Besse, go to www.toledoblade.com.davisbesse.




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