Fishy incident at Ohio nuclear plant tunnel solved

PERRY, Ohio (AP) — An April incident at a nuclear reactor near Cleveland no longer appears fishy.

Plant officials confirmed Friday that two contractors were responsible for sneaking in a pair of goldfish that were found swimming in a juice pitcher at the Perry facility.

Plant owner FirstEnergy Corp. interviewed workers and reviewed security cameras and log books during its investigation.

FirstEnergy spokeswoman Jennifer Young says two contractors admitted in interviews to bringing five goldfish inside the plant. The three others were in a container in a separate area of the plant and were likely thrown out.

Young said four other contractors knew and didn’t report it.

The goldfish didn’t pose a safety concern. But Young said the contractors’ conduct didn’t meet the facility’s standards. She said disciplinary action is up the contractors’ union.

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