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Published: Friday, 7/20/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

Layoffs to begin Sept. 1 at Bay Shore plant


Electric utility FirstEnergy Corp., Toledo Edison's parent firm, said this week it will begin its planned downsizing of the Bay Shore plant in Oregon on Sept. 1 by permanently laying off workers. The number of workers to be laid off eventually will total 73.

The utility said most of the workers will be laid off Sept. 1 but some will stay on several weeks.

FirstEnergy said in January it would retire three coal-fired generators at Bay Shore because of federal environmental standards put in place late last year. A fourth generator that burns pet coke supplied by the nearby BP-Husky refinery will keep producing electricity and retain 81 jobs.

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