The Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant in upstate NY has a pretty solid record of safe and cheap operation. Everyone likes it. The locals (unlike in some other area) consider it a good neighbor, it provides a hefty chunk of CO2 free electricity, it’s reliable.
To quote Forbes magazine:
“Almost every constituency and politician involved says they really don’t want the plant to close, including the utility itself,the local community, the Governor of New York, the New York Representatives,the New York Senatorsand the Obama Administration.
“So why can’t something be worked out?”