Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Perry Nuclear Plant
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The owner of Ohio’s nuclear plants has taken the next step in its plans to shut down those facilities as part of its bankruptcy filing. But FirstEnergy says there’s still time to reverse course.

Nuclear Power plants

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 utility’s last shot at keeping its nuclear and coal plants open.

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant in Ottawa, Co., OH

FirstEnergy Solutions, the power-generating subsidiary that Akron-based FirstEnergy spun off into a separate company, filed for bankruptcy over the weekend. It owns the Davis Besse and Perry nuclear plants in Ohio and has already said it will close them.

photo of entrance to FirstEnergy Solutions' Perry Nuclear plant

With thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue at stake, some northeast Ohio political leaders are trying to get rate increases approved for the region’s nuclear power plants. 

Perry Nuclear Plant east of Cleveland
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Supporters of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant are holding a rally tomorrow (Saturday) in an attempt to keep the plant operating.

FirstEnergy has been looking to get out of the nuclear power generating business because of competition from newer and cheaper natural gas plants.