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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EXELON AGREEMENT TO ASSUME OWNERSHIP AND CONTINUE OPERATION OF THE JAMES A. FITZPATRICK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
August 9, 2016–Scriba– Governor Andrew M. Cuomo wears orange-rimmed sunglasses while posing with the Mexico, NY Middle School Marching Band outside of the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in Scriba, NY. Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that Exelon Generation has agreed to assume ownership and management of the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Scriba. The agreement to continue operation of the plant will save approximately 600 high-skilled, well-paying jobs, further the plant’s contribution of $500 million per year in regional economic activity, and avoid three million tons of carbon emissions annually representing about 10 percent of the state’s carbon savings. The facility, currently owned by Entergy, provides enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 800,000 average-sized homes. The Governor made the announcement at a rally in support of the FitzPatrick Plant in Oswego County. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)