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Indian Point Energy Center In Westchester County Permanently Closes Friday

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A controversial nuclear power plant in Westchester County will permanently close Friday.

The shutdown of the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan ends a decades-long fight.

The power plant has been a key source of electricity, but critics, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, argued it's a threat to the millions who live in the region.

Pending state approval, Indian Point will transfer to Holtec International in New Jersey for decommissioning.

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