CINCINNATI (FOX19) - While Japan worries about the state of nuclear reactors in the zone that was struck by last week's earthquake, Cincinnati has two reasons not to worry about such a situation in the near future.
The obvious reason is the lack of recorded earthquake activity in this region. Another is that there are no nuclear power plants anywhere near the Tri-State area.
If you drew a line from Fountain Square to the nearest commercial nuclear power plant, that line would end 188 miles away at the Davis-Besse power plant on the shores of Lake Erie east of Toledo.
40 years, ago, planners expected that three nuclear power reactors would be within 60 miles of downtown, but the two projects that were planned to contain those reactors both were cancelled well into contruction.
The better known of these was the William Zimmer plant in Moscow, on the Ohio River in Clermont County. The plant was under construction for a dozen years, until construc