Nuclear Regulatory Commission Launches Ohio Power Plant Inspection

Officials seek to find the source of “multiple occurrences of ground settling.”

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced this past week that they are launching an inspection into the ground settling around the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A notable instance occurred in October 2022, when a pipeline that supplied water for firefighting failed due to stress caused by ground settling. Though Energy Harbor, the owner of the power plant, immediately repaired the damaged water pipes, there have been repeated instances of ground settling in the area that cause the NRC to believe a full inspection is necessary.

“The five-person special inspection team will establish a historical sequence of events related to ground-settling zones and assess the licensee’s actions to evaluate, monitor or mitigate the phenomenon and its potential impact on equipment important to safety,” commission officials stated. “The team has expertise in operations, fire protection, aging of components, license renewal, geotechnical science, geology, and geophysics/seismology.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chairman Christopher Hansen as he heads the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • For NRC investigators as they look into the issues caused by and solutions to the ground settling occurrences.

Sources: Reuters


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