Ohio has two nuclear power plants, both located along the shores of Lake Erie in the northern part of the state. They are the Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor, near Sandusky, and Perry Nuclear Plant, east of Cleveland. (A third plant, in Piqua, Ohio, closed in 1966.)
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant
Today, the Davis-Besse plant is owned by FirstEnergy. It is a pressurized water reactor and it's license expires in 2017.
Two-thirds of the Davis-Besse land is used for the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
- History of problems at Davis-Besse
Perry Nuclear Power Plant
Perry is a boiling water reactor, one of the largest such units in the US. It was originally built as a two-unit plant, but although you see two cooling towers, there is only one reactor. The plant's license runs until 2026.
There have been no major safety issues in the history of the Perry plant.