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Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant Restarts After Shutdown

Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio

The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio is powering back up after the single-unit plant automatically shut down Jan. 29.
 
The plant was running at full power when it suddenly tripped due to an actuation of the reactor protection monitoring system. A blown fuse in the monitoring equipment is believed to have led to the automatic shutdown. All systems performed as designed and control rods were fully inserted.
 
Plant owner and operator FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) said it expects the reactor to be back up to full power by the end of the week. As of Feb. 2, the unit was at 20 percent power. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a 20-year operating license extension for the unit in December. It can now operate until April 22, 2037.
 
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