Ohio’s First Nuclear Power Station to be Deactivated

The prudent man retains his Potassium Iodide stash.

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Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station is Ohio’s first nuclear power plant, and produced its first electricity in 1977.   It’s located 35 miles east of Toledo.   A familiar sight to anyone who has traveled across northern Ohio on Route 2.

“FirstEnergy says the plants are no longer profitable because of the low prices of natural gas.”

The plants scheduled for deactivation are:

  • Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (908 MW) in Oak Harbor, Ohio, in 2020
  • Beaver Valley Power Station (1,872 MW) in Shippingport, Pa., in 2021
  • Perry Nuclear Power Plant (1,268 MW) in Perry, Ohio, in 2021

Press Release: FirstEnergy Solutions Files Deactivation Notice for Three Competitive Nuclear Generating Plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania

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