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EPA coal ash crackdown could shutter southeast Ohio power plant

BY: - February 25, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on groundwater pollution from the James M. Gavin power plant in Cheshire, which some say could mean the beginning of the end for Ohio’s largest coal-fired facility. The plant’s coal ash pond, a 58-acre reservoir that holds the noxious waste left behind from burnt coal, is unlined. […]

State regulators made ‘utility-friendly’ edits to audit of coal plant bailout, emails show

BY: - October 4, 2021

Documents show state utility regulators sought edits to draft versions of an audit they commissioned, prompting the removal of declarations that a ratepayer-funded bailout of two uneconomic coal plants was a bad deal for Ohio electric customers. Staff at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which sets customers’ water and electric rates, asked an auditor […]

Coal plants’ owners fight to protect ‘worst of the bad subsidies’

BY: - June 16, 2021

Subsidy? What subsidy? Three Ohio utilities and a representative of the coal-fired power plants they jointly own appeared before a Senate committee Tuesday to defend an estimated $700 million subsidy they’re set to receive from ratepayers through 2030. The committee met to consider a bipartisan effort to repeal the subsidy, which was codified in 2019 […]

More than 200 COVID-19 cases at Dole plant; trilingual contact tracing effort underway

BY: - June 17, 2020

Mass testing at a Clark County food plant Saturday revealed more than 200 COVID-19 infections among employees. Complicating the response, about half the Dole Food Company employees only speak Spanish, and another 25% only speak Haitian-Creole, requiring a mix of translators and bilingual contact tracers, according to Emma Smales, a spokeswoman for the Clark County […]