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Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit
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Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit

FirstEnergy power plant called top spot for fish kills in region TOLEDO — “Five environmental groups Friday appealed FirstEnergy Corp.’s latest permit for its Bay Shore power plant in Oregon, calling the massive fish kills there a travesty that Chris Korleski, outgoing Ohio Environmental Protection Agency director, has ‘unlawfully and […]

Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now
FirstEnergy

Davis-Besse licensing foes see need to gather now

40 speak at ‘People’s Hearing’ to take videotaped testimony TOLEDO — “The so-called “People’s Hearing” was organized in response to a pair of officially sanctioned NRC meetings the agency held on Nov. 4 at Camp Perry, the Ohio National Guard base west of Port Clinton. Activists from the Green Party, […]

Challenging the plants
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Challenging the plants

Power plant cases are tough part of enforcing clean air laws PITTSBURGH, PA — “Many of Western Pennsylvania’s 16 coal-fired power plants have been charged repeatedly for violations of their air or water pollution permits and paid relatively small penalties, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of federal and state […]

‘Clusters’ of death
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‘Clusters’ of death

PITTSBURGH, PA — “In many places around Western Pennsylvania residents see clusters of death and clusters of people sickened by cancer or heart and lung diseases. And, like Lee Lasich, a Clairton resident, they’re frustrated that government health and environmental agencies don’t see them too, don’t do something about the […]

Davis-Besse comments sought
Energy / FirstEnergy

Davis-Besse comments sought

Activists to collect statements on nuclear plant’s re-licensing plan TOLEDO — “Some activist groups that believe the public was underrepresented at the recent Davis-Besse re-licensing hearings have scheduled what Joe DeMare of Rossford describes as a ‘people’s hearing’ at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Toledo’s Old West End. From noon […]

PUCO chairman Schriber to retire more than three years before his term expires
Energy

PUCO chairman Schriber to retire more than three years before his term expires

CLEVELAND — “The chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said he is retiring, nearly 3½ years before his term expires. Alan Schriber said leading the five-member board of the energy and commercial transportation regulator for 12 years is enough. ‘I have been considering this move for many months, […]

New reactor head for Davis-Besse
FirstEnergy

New reactor head for Davis-Besse

CARROLL TOWNSHIP — “A new reactor head for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station arrived in Carroll Township. The massive reactor head is 17-feet across and weights more than 82 tons. It rolled through eastern Lucas County Monday afternoon. It is outfitted with new control rod nozzles made of a material […]

FirstEnergy abandons plan to burn wood, will close boilers at R.E. Burger plant
FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy abandons plan to burn wood, will close boilers at R.E. Burger plant

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp. Wednesday said it has abandoned its plan to burn wood and agricultural waste at its R.E. Burger power plant on the Ohio River. Citing economic conditions the Akron company said it will close Burger’s two main boilers by the end of the year. The decision was […]

Safe at 60?
FirstEnergy

Safe at 60?

TOLEDO — “Federal regulators are seeking public input on extending an operating license at the Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor by 20 years. They ought to know how nervous that prospect makes some of the plant’s neighbors. The facility has caused a number of northwest Ohioans to worry since it […]

Environmental organizations appeal First Energy’s permit to increase mercury dumping in Lake Erie
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Environmental organizations appeal First Energy’s permit to increase mercury dumping in Lake Erie

CLEVELAND — Two major national environmental organizations, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club, last week appealed a water pollution permit which allows FirstEnergy’s Lake Shore power plant in Cleveland to dump more mercury into Lake Erie. FirstEnergy asked Ohio EPA to loosen restrictions on dumping the mercury, which is […]