Future of Davis-Besse Now in Doubt

(Oak Harbor, OH) The future of a major northwest Ohio employer is in doubt.

FirstEnergy officials say they're not sure what's going to happen to the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant now that state lawmakers rejected a bailout plan. 

The utility wanted a special fee that would keep its two Ohio nuclear plants operating, but critics said customers would be left with the bill. Residential rate-payers would have been on the hook for an estimated $5 monthly increase had the so-called "zero emission credits" passed legislative muster.

Davis-Besse pumps power and 2,000 jobs into Oak Harbor's economy. Benton-Carroll-Salem schools already canceled a spring levy vote, fearing what could happen to property taxes.

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