Radioactive material leaking from Davis-Besse

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Radioactive tritium has been found leaking from a drainage pipe at FirstEnergy Corp.’s Davis-Besse nuclear plant north of Oak Harbor, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. First Energy Corp. personnel discovered the leaking tritium 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Businesses and homeowners in the vicinity of the plant, though, can continue using their water, according to the NRC

Monitoring wells show the radioactive material has not migrated off the Davis-Besse complex, Viktoria Mitlyng, agency spokesman, said.

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