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Davis Besse operators admit to more cracks than previously announced

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - After admitting to discovering cracks in the concrete shell of the Davis-Besse nuclear reactor last month, the plant's operator says there more cracks near the top of the structure.
The cracks were immediately announced to the necessary regulators, but they were not made public at the time.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp. told The Associated Press that the cracks were found in November. 
Jennifer Young, the plant's spokesperson, says that the cracks were reported to the U.S. Nuclear regulatory Commission, and they never tried to hide the information.
The only publicly stated cracks at the plant were the ones found at the bottom of a wall designed to protect the reactor from any outside dangers.
The plant was restarted Tuesday after the reactor was shut down in early October.

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