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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pictured above at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, wants to reduce carbon emissions while producing half the state's electricity with renewable energy by 2030. Many state and local leaders say the goals are impossible to reach without nuclear power serving as a bridge before renewable infrastructure and power transmission lines are expanded.

SCRIBA — Exelon on Friday announced it had closed on the purchase of Scriba's James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, assuming ownership and management from Entergy after more than a year of questions over whether the facility would remain operational.

Exelon paid Entergy $110 million for the 42-year-old FitzPatrick, which employs more than 600 workers whose jobs were on the line for months after Entergy announced low-cost natural gas had rendered the plant unprofitable in late 2015.