Scriba, NY (WSYR-TV) - Early Saturday morning, Entergy Corp's James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant was removed from service to begin its 22nd refueling and maintenance outage. The outage helps prepare for continued safe and reliable operation, preserving 600 jobs in the community.
The plant was supposed to shutdown this month, at the end of its current fuel cycle, until Exelon Generation assumed ownership.
"Since the November 2015 shutdown announcement, which was later canceled, the FitzPatrick team has held its head high, stayed focused, and shown its typical strength and character," said Brian Sullivan, FitzPatrick Site Vice President.
Workers are replacing fuel assemblies in the reactor and performing maintenance.
The James A FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant generates electricity for more than 800,000 homes and businesses.
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