SCRIBA, N.Y. – This past Saturday, January 14, Entergy, the owners and operators of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, removed the facility from service to begin its 22nd refueling and maintenance outage.
One year ago, Entergy announced plans to retire the facility despite years remaining on its operating license through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Through the hard work and tireless efforts of many local stakeholders, together with the leadership of Governor Cuomo, and a decision between Entergy and Exelon to sell the FitzPatrick plant to Exelon, this week more than 600 jobs were saved and nearly 1,000 tradesmen and women have gone to work in Scriba.
This is a great example of a community coming together to preserve the local economy, maintain a steady supply of reliable electricity, and improve the environment for future generations to come.
The town of Scriba is very proud to have been a part of such an historic outcome.