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Ohio N-power plant closes as storm rips through area

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A powerful storm that slammed into northern Ohio forced a nuclear power plant to shut down as it knocked out power, damaged buildings and injured at least 30 people.

National Weather Service forecasters said they believed a tornado was spotted late Wednesday near the Davis-Besse nuclear plant near Oak Harbor, about 25 miles east of Toledo. Plant officials said the idled reactor was safe and an inspection was under way to determine damage.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it was sending a team of specialists to Davis-Besse to inspect the plant.