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FirstEnergy plans to shut down Beaver County nuclear plant via


Two other plants in Ohio are also scheduled for closure. Combined, the three plants generate about two-thirds of the electricity produced by FirstEnergy Solutions, the press release said.

The Beaver County plant, which went online in 1976, employs about 1,000 people, according to the company’s website.

“The decision to deactivate these facilities is very difficult and in no way a reflection on the dedicated, hard-working employees who operate the plants safely and reliably or on the local communities and union leaders who have advocated passionately on their behalf,” said Don Moul, president of FirstEnergy Solutions, in the release.



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