Feds failed to shut down dangerous nuke plant

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Feds failed to shut down dangerous nuke plant
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"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission miscalculated the risk to the public of letting an Ohio nuclear power plant continue to run in 2001 with suspected reactor leaks... The General Accounting Office said government inspectors should have recognized warning signs years earlier that an unsafe amount of corrosive boric acid was accumulating on the reactor head at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo... Davis-Besse was among 14 plants that were supposed to have been inspected in the fall of 2001 because of cracking in nozzles on the reactor head. The NRC, however, allowed the plant to postpone the inspection until a scheduled maintenance shutdown months later. Had the commission shut down the plant sooner, officials would have found a corroded hole that nearly penetrated the reactor, the GAO said."

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