Katko, Hanna warn of economic impact should nuclear plant close

Reps. John Katko (R-NY) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) recently co-authored a letter to New York State Public Service Commission Secretary Kathleen Burgess asking that the Public Service Commission think about how the closure of FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant could negatively impact the economies of central and upstate New York.

Additionally, the representatives said in the letter, the closure could decrease the availability of clean and energy-efficient power for Oswego County. Katko and Hanna organized a rally for the cause last week.

"As you know, there are discussions underway at Entergy Corp. about whether to carry out a scheduled refueling of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York," the letter read. "The company cites difficult market conditions as a reason that it may decide against refueling the plant, and if that is indeed the decision, the plant will be forced to shut down. "

To read Katko and Hanna's complete letter, log on to https://katko.house.gov/media-center.

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