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      Davis-Besse project contractor announces layoffs

      <font size="2">Nearly 155 Davis-Besse project workers are expected to be laid off beginning April 1.</font>

      Dozens of laborers working on the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station project are being laid off.

      Bechtel Power Co. has informed the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that the company will be reducing its workforce at the nuclear power plant in Oak Harbor since its contract with FirstEnergy is nearly complete. Nearly 155 workers are expected to be laid off beginning April 1. The company says it is looking for work for the laid off workers.