FirstEnergy may have its final report ready today for federal
regulators showing how boric acid damaged a key safety component in
its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.
In addition, the Akron utility may submit its final repair plans
to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the end of next week,
FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Schneider said yesterday. Either report
could be pushed back to other dates, he said.
FirstEnergy has given the NRC a preliminary report showing how it
believes boric acid leaked on the reactor vessel head and created
two cavities on top of the steel structure. It also met with the NRC
last week when it presented its initial repair plans. The company
estimates repairs will cost at least $16 million and take as long as
four weeks to