- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

PERRY, Ohio (AP) - Regulators are allowing a nuclear plant east of Cleveland to start using hotter fuel rods that are designed to increase energy production and use lower levels of enriched uranium.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave approval to the change for the Perry nuclear plant.

The plant is in the middle of a shutdown for refueling and the replacement of a transformer.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. says it has not yet started reloading the reactor core with fuel.

The Plain Dealer (https://bit.ly/1NKdiZw ) newspaper in Cleveland reports that anti-nuclear groups have voiced concern about the new fuel rods because they have metal walls that are slightly thinner.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com


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