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Gap in concrete discovered in Davis-Besse's protective shell

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Leaders at FirstEnergy say workers have found a gap in the concrete in part of Davis-Besse's protective shell, but they say the public is not in danger.

The air pocket was found in the inner top of the containment structure, which is designed to protect the reactor at the nuclear power plant.

First Energy says it was likely caused by an air bubble when the concrete was poured.

Davis-Besse has been shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Crews have analyzed the containment shell, and it is intact, along with the reactor.

However, workers will need to fill the opening at the end of the scheduled maintenance.

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