OAK HARBOR -- Federal regulators will travel to
Ottawa County Thursday to meet with FirstEnergy officials once again
about the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station reactor head.
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Junior High
School to introduce the Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversight
There will be time allotted for public comments and questions
during the meeting.
The panel has been established to watch over the activities
associated with the plant's corrosion damage to the reactor head --
which first gained international headlines in March when a
football-sized hole was found in the head.
The plant had been shut down for a routine refueling when the
unprecedented corrosion was found.
During the Thursday meeting, the two sides will discuss the
process to be followed by the panel in its review of the company's
response, which right now is a large steel plug that is to be welded
into the hole, as well as a cap on another much smaller corroded
The panel includes NRC representatives from the Region III office
in Lisle, Ill. that governs Davis-Besse, as well as from the NRC
headquarters in Rockville, Md., and the NRC resident inspector
Office at the Carroll Township plant.
The panel will follow regulations established for events that are
considered "significant problems."