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Feds plan more scrutiny at NE Ohio nuclear plant

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 5, 2013 at 8:52 am •  Published: January 5, 2013

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A nuclear power plant alongside Lake Erie in northeast Ohio can expect continued heightened scrutiny by federal regulators this year.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission told the Perry nuclear power plant operator FirstEnergy Corp. in a Dec. 28 letter that it will do a return safety inspection this year at some point.

The commission says the NRC staff has concluded that the plant hasn't adequately addressed safety concerns.

Two years ago the commission increased inspections at the plant northeast of Cleveland after four contractors were exposed to radiation.

Akron-based FirstEnergy said the highest radiation exposure to any worker was the equivalent of two or three chest X-rays. Spokeswoman Jennifer Young said Friday the plant has operated without similar safety issues since a 2012 NRC inspection.


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