On September 8, 2014, environmental coalition attorney Terry Lodge of Toledo filed a supplement/amendment to a contention regarding FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company's (FENOC) severely cracked Shield Building at its problem-plagued Davis-Besse atomic reactor on the Lake Erie shore of n. OH.
To the ice-wedging crack propagation contention filed a week earlier, the coalition has added evidence that FENOC knew about damaging water saturation of the Shield Building walls in 2012, but did not divulge the information until July 8, 2014.
Ironically enough, FENOC now admits that its whitewash of 2012 has dammed up damaging water in the walls to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. FENOC acknowledges every time it freezes (dozens of times per winter), sub-surface laminar cracks at the outer rebar mat grow circumferentially by a remarkable 0.4 to 0.7 inches in length. More.