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Published: Friday, 7/20/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Layoffs to begin Sept. 1 at Bay Shore plant

BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

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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