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Portland Generating Station to power down..for good

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 08 2014 09:44:34 AM CDT
UPPER MT. BETHEL TWP., Pa. -

Officials will pull the plug on a Northampton County generating station in just a few months.

The Portland Generating Station in Upper Mt. Bethel Township, Northampton County, will close on June 1st.

About 65 people will lose their jobs.

Gen-On -- the company that operates the station -- says it's closing the plant because it's too expensive to bring it up to environmental standards.