What type of nuclear reactor is Davis Besse?

Davis–Besse Nuclear Power Station
Operator(s) Energy Harbor
Nuclear power station
Reactor type PWR
Reactor supplier Babcock & Wilcox

What happened at Davis-Besse?

On March 5, 2002, maintenance workers at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio, discovered a football-sized void in the reactor vessel head. … The near-failure of one of three barriers between the reactor fuel and the environment, however, is still considered a serious nuclear safety incident.

What would happen if Davis-Besse exploded?

If the head had ruptured at Davis-Besse, the collapse of the containment structure and widespread radioactive contamination could have created a health hazard for thousands of people and been a real threat to Lake Erie, which provides drinking water for 20 percent of the country.”

Why is Davis-Besse closing?

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant will undergo a special inspection by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after multiple diesel generator failures during testing and maintenance and a “complicated,” unplanned automatic shutdown of a nuclear reactor on July 8, the agency announced Tuesday.

What are control rods and why are they so important in a nuclear power plant?

A rod, plate, or tube containing a material such as hafnium, boron, etc., used to control the power of a nuclear reactor. By absorbing neutrons, a control rod prevents the neutrons from causing further fissions.

Is Perry nuclear plant closing?

Perry was expected to close in 2021 as it is no longer profitable to run when competing against natural gas plants.

Perry Nuclear Generating Station.

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Perry Nuclear Power Plant
Commission date November 18, 1987
Construction cost $6.024 billion (2007 USD) ($7.32 billion in 2019 dollars)