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  The announcement that the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant will continue to operate under new ownership was met with disappointment by critics who say the energy is increasingly unsafe and expensive.  Program director for the Alliance for a Green Economy Jessica Azulay says a $7.6 billion investment in nuclear power is a big mistake. 

 "I am floored that the state decided that a 12 year commitment to nuclear power was the way to go," Azulay said.

Governor Cuomo's Flickr Page

  Residents in Oswego County are breathing a sigh of relief following the news that Exelon will assume ownership and continue operation of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant.  The Cuomo administration facilitated the transaction between Exelon and Entergy, the former owner of the power plant. Governor Cuomo calls it a victory for the region and the state. 

Lorenzo's Flickr Page

Onondaga and Oswego counties are among 20 others to fall under a newly issued drought warning by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.   Governor Cuomo says in a release that recent rains helped to reduce the severity of drought conditions to the east.  But much of the state from Onondaga county westward didn’t receive enough rain.

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Dozens of protestors traveled to Albany Monday to protest the Public Service Commission’s decision to approve large subsidies for Upstate nuclear power plants. Nuclear Information and Resource Center Executive Director Tim Judson says nuclear power has gotten too expensive.