ALBANY, N.Y. -- State Democrats and Republicans sought assurances Tuesday that shuttering the Indian Point nuclear power plant will not affect the state's power supply, according to The New York Times.
During a hearing in Albany, lawmakers from both parties also wanted to make to sure that local communities would be able to financially weather the closure, according to The Times.
Lawmakers on Tuesday directed their questions at officials from the state and from Entergy Corp., Indian Point's owners.
Local legislators were among the most concerned, according to The Times, which reported that Republican state Sen. Terrence Murphy questioned officials about Entergy's commitment to helping more than 1,000 people find new jobs.
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