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Davis -Besse is located on Lake Erie, east of Toledo, Ohio.

Hydrogen at Davis-Besse

In January 2020, Ohio’s Davis-Besse nuclear power plant was designated as the site of a $10 million (80% taxpayer funded) project to research hydrogen production.

The only sustainable hydrogen is “green” – that is – generated by electrolysis using wind and solar.

Attempting to keep nuclear reactors afloat by subsidizing them to make “nuclear pink” hydrogen is questionable on several levels, including money better spent on renewables (lost opportunity cost).

Hydrogen’s main industrial uses are in refining petroleum and making artificial fertilizer – practices that should be reduced and eliminated.

See the ONFN flier: HYDROGEN AT DAVIS-BESSE, PORTSMOUTH AND BEYOND.