Emergency operations center opens at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station

Located in Lindsey, Ohio, the new 12,000-square-foot facility supports overall management of activities related to maintaining public health and safety during the event of an emergency at the plant

Akron, Ohio, October 23, 2012 — FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., today announced that construction of the emergency operations facility for its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is now complete.

Located in Lindsey, Ohio, the new 12,000-square-foot facility supports overall management of activities related to maintaining public health and safety during the event of an emergency at the plant.

The facility also will be used by Davis-Besse's emergency response organization during quarterly training drills and bi-annual exercises evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure preparedness to respond to an emergency. The facility replaces an existing emergency operations facility located on site at Davis-Besse.

Features of the facility include: enhanced technologies that aid in timely monitoring and collection of environmental data; a secured, online database for sharing plant conditions and other event information in real time between company, local, county and state emergency responders; updated computer equipment; and diverse telecommunications technology to enhance communications capabilities. In addition, multiple power supplies ensure the facility will not be affected by a power failure.

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