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A group backed by the owner of Ohio's two nuclear plants is taking another run at persuading state lawmakers to come up with a lifeline for the plants, which are slated to close by 2021.

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First Energy Solutions said Wednesday that it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists.

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since a low point in 2001, and many are passionate about their motivation.

"I'm here because I think I can save the world with nuclear power," Leslie Dewan told the crowd at a 2014 event as she pitched her company's design for a new kind of reactor.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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The owner of Ohio’s nuclear plants has taken the next step in their plans to shut down those facilities as part of its bankruptcy filing. FirstEnergy says there’s still time to reverse course.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Losing millions of dollars a year at its power plants, Ohio-based FirstEnergy has asked the Trump administration for help. Though it may have the president’s ear, it’s unclear how much President Trump can do to help the company’s struggling coal and nuclear plants.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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First Energy Solutions says it’s going to shut down its nuclear power plants, and that means decommissioning them. Decommissioning is a lengthy, complex process with public-safety ramifications that by law must be done under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Consumer, business and environmental groups are rallying to oppose FirstEnergy’s request for a federal bailout now that the company’s subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions has filed for bankruptcy.

This could be the major utility company’s last shot at keeping its nuclear and coal plants open.

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FirstEnergy, one of Ohio’s largest utilities, is moving forward with a plan to shut down its coal and nuclear power plants after filing for bankruptcy. But FirstEnergy's workers aren't taking the move lying down.

Akron City Hall is backing one of the city’s biggest employers in calling for a government alternative to FirstEnergy plans to close three nuclear power plants. 

A statement from Mayor Dan Horrigan followed the announcement that the Akron-based utility plans to shutter the David Besse and Perry nuclear power plants in Ohio and Beaver Valley plant in Pennsylvania. It also came right after FirstEnergy -- as expected -- declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy of its deregulated power-generating subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Akron-based FirstEnergy Solutions has filed for bankruptcy, just days after announcing it would close nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. New legislation that could impact at least the plants in Ohio.

FirstEnergy Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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FirstEnergy says it’s starting the process of shutting down its two nuclear power plants in northern Ohio, saying it can’t compete with lower natural gas prices. The company says it’s willing to work with lawmakers to find ways to keep them operating.

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Corporations are seeing big savings as the effects of the large federal tax cut take place. Now state energy regulators want to see if Ohio’s major utilities are going to pass those savings on to the ratepayers. It’s unknown whether the corporation tax cuts will result in lower electric bills.

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Lawmakers are trying to decide whether the state should step in and save struggling power plants that might be on the brink of closing. As the Legislature’s top leaders gathered for a forum they were asked what’s next for these so-called bailout proposals.

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Ohio utilities are considering their next steps after federal regulators knocked down a measure that would’ve allowed subsidies for struggling power plants. There are still options from state lawmakers.

FirstEnergy utility workes repair a electric line damaged by a tree limb.
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FirstEnergy is offering to pay tuition and fees for some students to attend Stark State College, if they’re interested in working with electricity – outdoors.

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