The Associated Press
PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Nuclear regulators still have concerns about the work environment at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.
Plant officials have yet to convince regulators that they have changed the work environment enough to restart the plant, which has been closed nearly a year.
The NRC wants the plant's owner, FirstEnergy Corp., to prove it will be able to correct problems at the plant more quickly, Bill Dean, a member of the agency's panel overseeing the Davis-Besse repairs, said Tuesday.
The agency also wants assurance of better worker-management cooperation, he said.
Both sides will meet later this month to discuss the issue.
Lew Myers, chief operating officer of the FirstEnergy's nuclear subsidiary, said a shift in attitudes will be difficult to prove.
"We think we're making good progress toward a restart," he said.
The nuclear plant near Toledo has been closed for repairs since last February, when boric acid nearly ate through a 6-inch-thick steel reactor cap.
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