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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.  

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.
Ron Schwane / AP

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.

WKSU

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.

Davis Besse nuclear power plant
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Another clash may be coming between Republican state lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich. It’s over a bill on nuclear power plants, but the issue may be more about money.

Nuclear Energy in Ohio

Apr 21, 2017
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With the declining price of electricity, nuclear power plants are struggling to stay afloat. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow one nuclear energy company to charge their customers more because of the growing costs for nuclear plants.

Proponents of the bill argue it's about saving jobs, while others feel that customers shouldn't have to front the bill. Today we'll discuss this and the state of nuclear energy in Ohio with a panel of guests.

Nuclear Energy in Ohio

Apr 13, 2017
Nuclear power plany
Analogue Kid / Wikipedia Commons

With the declining price of electricity, nuclear power plants are struggling to stay afloat. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow one nuclear energy company to charge their customers more because of the growing costs for nuclear plants.

Proponents of the bill argue it's about saving jobs, while others feel that customers shouldn't have to front the bill. Today we'll discuss this and the state of nuclear energy in Ohio with a panel of guests.