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  Tuesday, October 8, 2002

 Local News


Kaptur, other Ohio lawmakers: Consider alternative fuel source


Staff writer


A group of Congress members are calling for FirstEnergy officials to consider "repowering Davis-Besse with an alternative source of fuel."

The letter, posted Monday on the Ohio Citizen Action Web site, is signed by four of Ohio's representatives in the U.S. Congress -- Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich, Sherrod Brown and Stephanie Tubb Jones.

Ohio Citizen Action first started the cry last week to replace Davis-Besse's nuclear reactor with a coal- or gas-fired method of producing electricity.

FirstEnergy officials dismissed the request, saying the utility is focused on keeping Davis-Besse nuclear.

The letter written by the Congress members implores FirstEnergy to reconsider, "in the interest of public safety and a strong future for FirstEnergy."

It calls for a task force of engineering and financial specialists to at least explore the idea, citing successful transitions at plants such as the Zimmer plant near Cincinnati, the Pathfinder plant in Sioux Falls, S. D. and others.

Originally published Tuesday, October 8, 2002

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