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EPA gives FirstEnergy OK to emit mercury
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EPA gives FirstEnergy OK to emit mercury

Utility also is told to begin a study of how to limit discharge sources at Lake Shore Plant in Cleveland AKRON — “The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has approved a final modified permit for mercury discharges from a FirstEnergy Corp. coal-burning power plant in Cleveland. But the Akron-based utility must […]

Is Davis-Besse fit for a 20-year license extension?
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Is Davis-Besse fit for a 20-year license extension?

TOLEDO — “Even if the utility has changed its ways, there’s still the question of just how well the plant is holding up. Metal fatigues after years of strain imposed upon it by a nuclear plant’s enormous heat and pressure. Records show Davis-Besse often is America’s hottest-operating plant. The plain […]

Reactor-head inquiry to be public-forum topic
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Reactor-head inquiry to be public-forum topic

OAK HARBOR  — “Results of the federal investigation into the rapid deterioration of Davis-Besse’s replacement head will be discussed at a public meeting here Thursday. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials who performed a special inspection at the Ottawa County nuclear plant will present their findings at what is being described by […]

FirstEnergy Corp. wants to operate Davis-Besse nuclear power plant until 2037
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FirstEnergy Corp. wants to operate Davis-Besse nuclear power plant until 2037

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp. wants U.S. approval to operate its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo until 2037, when it would be 60 years old. The Akron company on Monday said it had submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a 20-year license extension. Re-licensing typically takes months […]

Coal ash regulation hearings start today
Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

Coal ash regulation hearings start today

HAZLETON, PA — “Barb Reed carts drinking water into her house, dissolves chlorine tablets in her toilet tank and replaces the element of her hot water heater every few years because of contamination in her well water. The water from her son’s well is even worse, containing arsenic – a […]

Environmental groups push for coal ash regulations
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Environmental groups push for coal ash regulations

CLEVELAND — “An environmental study has identified four Ohio sites where they say coal ash dumps are contaminating groundwater with heavy metals. Ideastream’s Bill Rice reports some accuse the Ohio EPA of being negligent in failing to warn citizens of the dangers. The study by the environmental integrity project identifies […]

Coal ash report reveals 4 additional Ohio sites, 39 nationwide
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Coal ash report reveals 4 additional Ohio sites, 39 nationwide

As coal ash hearings begin across the country, impacted citizens criticize companies and lack of government regulation COLUMBUS – As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers how to regulate toxic waste from coal plants, Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and Sierra Club issued a report today on the nationwide scope of […]

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Bay shore – Concerns raised about cut back at power plant

OREGON — “Years ago, BP upgraded its Toledo refinery and partnered with FirstEnergy in the use of petroleum coke, a waste byproduct from the refining process. A new boiler built by FirstEnergy uses petroleum coke to generate low-cost steam to make electricity at the plant. The process, which saves BP […]

FirstEnergy to idle 3 operating units at Oregon plant, likely to cut fish kills
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FirstEnergy to idle 3 operating units at Oregon plant, likely to cut fish kills

FirstEnergy Generation Corp. plans to scale back operations TOLEDO — “The Great Lakes region’s $7 billion fishery likely will get at least a short-term benefit from FirstEnergy Corp.’s decision to temporarily idle three of its four Bay Shore operating units. Tens of millions of fish die at the plant each […]

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Sandy Bihn of Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association talks about nutrients, Bay Shore Power Plant & beach safety

Sandy Bihn | Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association (GH13) from The Erie Wire on Vimeo. OREGON — “Last week, Sandy Bihn, a founder of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association, sat down with The Erie Wire to discuss the goals of her organization as well as some of the most […]