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Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case
Coal / FirstEnergy

Eco-groups file appeal over FirstEnergy case

Coalition wants utility to install equipment to reduce fish deaths AKRON — “A coalition of national and local environmental groups has filed an appeal of an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on FirstEnergy Corp.’s Bay Shore power plant near Toledo and fish kills. The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association, the […]

Five environmental groups appeal Bay Shore permit
Coal / FirstEnergy

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 […]

A debate over disposal
Coal / Coal Ash

A debate over disposal

GREEN TWP, PA — “Before Penn Power created Little Blue Lake in 1975, the company circulated fliers advertising a picturesque recreation area where people could boat and ski on blue waters. So 35 years later, where are all the boats and skiers? And, for that matter, where’s the lake? The […]

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 […]

Public asked for its input on license extension at Davis-Besse
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Public asked for its input on license extension at Davis-Besse

Nuclear plant seeks OK for 20 more years PORT CLINTON — “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know what the public thinks of FirstEnergy Corp.’s application to extend the operating license of its beleaguered Davis-Besse nuclear plant by 20 years. Residents are invited to weigh in Thursday at a pair […]

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

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 […]

EPA decision could jolt electrical power industry
Coal / Coal Ash / FirstEnergy

EPA decision could jolt electrical power industry

GREEN TWP, PA — “The Environmental Protection Agency is now holding hearings across the country on coal ash waste. After the disastrous coal ash spill in Tennessee two years ago, the agency is considering whether to toughen regulations and classify coal-ash as ‘hazardous’ waste. Right now it’s considered ordinary garbage. […]

EPA gives FirstEnergy OK to emit mercury
FirstEnergy

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 […]