As reported by WRVO, Entergy has re-affirmed the FitzPatrick atomic reactor's permanent closure, in about a year from now. This, despite NY Governor Cuomo, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and local state legislators, striving to keep FitzPatrick operating. State Assemblyman Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) has even tried to persuade another operator to step in and take over FitzPatrick, such as Exelon, which runs the nearby Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant.
That idea is most ironic, as Chicago-based Exelon has been busy for many months, begging the State of Illinois legislature for a $1.8 billion bailout, to keep five uncompetitive reactors in its home state afloat. Exelon is even attempting to take over Mid-Atlantic utility Pepco, in order to funnel its ratepayers' money -- from D.C., Maryland, and other jurisdictions -- back to its failing IL reactor fleet. More.