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Local Companies | Article published August 31, 2002
Reactor head moved into nuclear plant
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Workers maneuver a replacement reactor head into the containment plant at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant.
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Workers maneuver a replacement reactor head into the containment plant at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant near Oak Harbor, about 25 miles east of Toledo.

Crews took out the old reactor head yesterday through a large hole cut into the reactor building's side, at left, and moved it to another part of the plant, where it will be analyzed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Richard Wilkins, a spokesman for FirstEnergy Corp., which owns the plant.

Leaking acid corroded a steel cap that covers the reactor vessel, forcing a shutdown of the plant. FirstEnergy is spending $55 million to $75 million on the project.

The replacement reactor head came from a never-completed nuclear plant in Midland, Mich.

For complete coverage of Davis-Besse, go to www.toledoblade.com/davisbesse.


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