SCRIBA (WSYR-TV) - The fate of nearly 600 jobs has been sealed with the official transfer of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Plant in Scriba to Exelon.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of Fitzpatrick from Entergy Nuclear Operations today.
Fitzpatrick's future was uncertain in 2015 when Entergy announced the plant would be closed. Exelon showed interested in buying last year.
"Without our four nuclear plants in upstate New York, this region would be hurting even more so than it is currently," Kevin Caraccioli, Scriba's town attorney said.
Exelon has permission to run Fitzpatrick through 2034.
"The spin off employment that the nuclear power plant produces by way of hotels and restaurants and shops to lose something like that would be a huge economic impact on this community," Caraccioli said.
Exelon will officially take ownership of the Fitzpatrick plant on March 31.
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