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AEP making cuts in Beverly

Units shutting down; 95 jobs will be lost

July 12, 2013

BEVERLY — All five units of American Electric Power’s Muskingum River Plant in Beverly will be phased out by the end of 2015....

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RANDOM21

Jul-12-13 12:24 AM

And so it goes. Not only those 95 jobs directly but indirectly the jobs of those that delivered parts and supplies to the plant and the construction workers that performed the maintenance on the plants. Worked on those plants for several shutdowns and the precipatators that cleaned much of the pollution from Unit 5. The same has happened at Phillip S**** and Willow Island. Many manhours of wages lost forever.

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RANDOM21

Jul-12-13 12:26 AM

Phillip S p o r n in New Haven. WOW.

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Privatized

Jul-12-13 12:48 AM

Suppose they counted the Manpower employees that work there? You know, the ones that give up a part of their hourly wage to a letterhead company so AEP doesn't have to be their employer.

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Privatized

Jul-12-13 12:54 AM

Also, I just read that coal use for power generation is on the rise. So closing this plant probably does nothing for the environment overall, not even on paper.

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Privatized

Jul-12-13 12:56 AM

July 10, 2013, 4:48 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Power plants in the United States are burning coal more often to generate electricity, reversing the growing use of natural gas and threatening to increase domestic emissions of greenhouse gases after a period of decline, according to a federal report.

Coal's share of total domestic power generation in the first four months of 2013 averaged 39.5%, compared with 35.4% during the same period last year, according to the Energy Information Administration, the analytical branch of the Energy Department.

By contrast, natural gas generation averaged about 25.8% this year, compared with 29.5% a year earlier, the agency said in its most recent "Short-Term Energy Outlook."

With coal prices dropping and gas prices rising, the agency said it expected the use of coal to remain on the upswing, accounting for 40.1% of electricity generation through 2014. Natural gas would fuel about 27.3%.

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denver

Jul-12-13 4:56 AM

I wonder how much of a profit American Electric Power made off the Ohio Vally last year?

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WoodCoVoter

Jul-12-13 7:48 AM

Hope and Change continues..... Now go hug a tree

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manydemocrats

Jul-12-13 9:04 AM

FACTs that this article don't tell you.....Outdated power plants release mercury, other metals, acid gases, and particles that harm people's health. Mercury causes neurological damage, including lost IQ points, in unborn babies and young children exposed during the first few years of life. Metals such as arsenic, chromium, and nickel can cause cancer. Acid gases cause lung damage and contribute to asthma, bronchitis and other chronic respiratory disease, especially in children and the elderly. Particles cause premature death and a wide range of lung and heart diseases........... Don't you think it would have been fair if this article would have given the related health costs to the ENTIRE MID OHIO VALLEY, {INCLUDING YOU & YOUR FAMILY} from this pollution.?????????????

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manydemocrats

Jul-12-13 9:25 AM

"QUOTE" :"" Mercury causes neurological damage, including lost IQ points, in unborn babies and young children exposed during the first few years of life."" Aaron, This would explain YOUR existance and why we have an abundance of REPUBLICAN/TEA BAGGERS here in the MID OHIO VALLEY!!!!

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Privatized

Jul-12-13 4:17 PM

Just as I thought, there are around 50 more workers in the plant that aren't counted, then all the peripheral jobs that will be impacted in the domino effect. I was told that each coal train that rolls in there represents a million bucks. Beverly is about to dry up, losing their tax base, and the businesses in the area will miss the income immediately when the plant closes for good.

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manydemocrats

Jul-12-13 7:40 PM

PRIVATIZED, Absolutely, correct there is always consequences in progress. However, READ the article again. You should note that "AEP" will suffer no loss in revenue from the closing of this facility. These GIANT CORPORATIONS have financially positioned themselves {in years past} to avoid ""ANY"" repercussions or consequences from this plant closing. They have known for many years that this was kind of UPGRADE REGULATIONS was coming... Now, they to convince US, the ""WORKING CLASS PEOPLE"" that our government is against us... TYPICAL GIANT CORPORATION TACTICS....

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WhatsNext

Jul-13-13 12:08 AM

md, when I read your post, it became apparent that you played with a lot of mercury when you were younger and probably still do. That would explain a lo-o-o-o-t of your posts. BTW, would you like to help pay my electric bill when the rates go up because of the electricity having to be transmitted from a different plant from who-knows-where. Odumma said it would happen and that's about the ONLY thing he didn't lie about. Enjoy your cleaner air when you're sitting in the dark.

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denver

Jul-13-13 6:23 AM

Am I missing something here? That Power Plant Units, 1-4 was Commissioned 1953 thru 1958. How do you know they wouldn't have closed it anyway just form being so old and the cost to operate. And its not like they need it to supply electricity! Nowhere did I read there going to be shortage of electricity. And its not going to affect AEP costumers' rates. So Id say it was market conditions, not the cost of compliance is the reason why AEP is closing the Beverly Plant.

That's called Profit motivated, or Capitalism, and isn't that what you Conservatives want? So what if 95 jobs will be lost! You think American Electric Power cares?

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denver

Jul-13-13 6:39 AM

And if I was to guess, Id say we've lost a lot more jobs here in the Ohio Valley because of "profit motivated" than any "compliance with environmental regulations" now wouldn't you?

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WhatsNext

Jul-14-13 1:55 AM

Are you so naïve, denver, that you think that anyone is going to tell you that your rates will go up? Oh, wait, Odumma already did! Hang on to the sunshine, Sunshine, because soon that will probably be all the light you'll be able to afford.

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