FIND A BUSINESS   OR Search By Biz Name, Location



INSIDE
News
The Plain Dealer
Newsflash
Weather
Traffic
Obituaries
Opinion
Business
Crime
Politics
Education






SPEAK UP!
Discuss local news

Log On to ChatXtra Now!
HomeTown
Local News,
Links & More!
Enter Town or Zip:
 

 

Let Us Entertain You!



FROM OUR ADVERTISERS
>> 
>> 
>> 

Advertise With Us


More From The Plain Dealer

News

Davis-Besse operator sees winter restart

09/18/02

John Mangels and John Funk
Plain Dealer Reporters

Oak Harbor

- Operators of the crippled Davis-Besse nuclear plant yesterday unveiled an ambitious plan to have the reactor - idled since Feb. 16 for major repairs - producing electricity again by Dec. 7.

"This is doable," said Lew Myers, chief operating officer of FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear division. "You don't make a schedule to fail."

But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which has the final say, would not commit to FirstEnergy's timetable.

"As Lew Myers indicated, that's what he believes he can accomplish if nothing goes wrong," said Jack Grobe, who heads the special NRC panel overseeing the rehabilitation of the Toledo-area plant. "There's a lot of work that has to be done before then. We're not committed to restart - FirstEnergy is. We're committed to make sure the plant is safe. We are not driven by schedule but by performance."

FirstEnergy, which is paying about $12 million or more a month to buy replacement power, is pressing to get Davis-Besse back on line as soon as possible.

REACTORC3


2002 The Plain Dealer. Used with permission.
Send This Page | Print This Page
MORE NEWS
'How did that happen to such an innocent child?'
16-year-old shot dead on bike
A medical leap for 'Superman'

More Stories | 14-Day Archive | Complete Index
MORE FROM THE PLAIN DEALER
Today's News | The Plain Dealer Links & Archives

About Us | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Help/Feedback | Advertise With Us
2002 cleveland.com. All Rights Reserved.
Place an AdAll ClassifiedsReal EstateShop for autosJobs