By CBSNewYork Team

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.

CBSNewYork Team