October 17, 2001
For Immediate Release
Bonnie Bostian
(315) 349-6681
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Entergy's FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant Partners With Alcan Aluminum and Oswego County Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes

Oswego, N.Y. -- Entergy Nuclear Northeast’s James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant recently announced its plans to partner with Alcan Aluminum and the Oswego County Habitat for Humanity to help build homes in the Oswego area. Entergy’s FitzPatrick plant has pledged both financial and volunteer support through 2002.

Alcan, the Aluminum Association, and local Habitats for Humanity have been working together on the "Aluminum Cans Build Habitat for Humanity Homes" program for some time. Alcan’s Works Manager Buddy Stemple said, "With Entergy’s and FitzPatrick’s support, we’ll be able to move quickly toward our goal of building another home in 2002. We’re thrilled they’re partnering with us in this humanitarian effort."

FitzPatrick’s Vice President Operations Ted Sullivan said, "One of our goals at FitzPatrick was to select one new community initiative for the year. Several of our employees suggested Habitat For Humanity to our contributions review committee, Project Share, who recommended that we provide support through next year." Sullivan added, "All of our employees are thrilled with

the committee's selection. Combining the skills of FitzPatrick's and Alcan's workforce with leadership from the local Habitat group, we are confident that we will build a home for a deserving family in our community." More than 1,450 employees work at the two Oswego plants.

"Oswego County Habitat for Humanity is very excited to form a new corporate partnership with Entergy," said George Nosko, Oswego County Habitat for Humanity president. "With the help of corporate sponsors such as Entergy and Alcan, Habitat is able to help deserving families become homeowners. This donation will let us expand our reach throughout Oswego, fulfilling our charter of helping all Oswego County residents." Nosko added, "Entergy's support helps secure the financial portion of our goal of building a house in 2002. We can now begin the next steps of site and family selection while still continuing the rehabilitation of our house in Fulton."

Nosko said this is big step in the growth of the Habitat organization. He challenged, "So the call is now out, for even more volunteers and families for these houses."

"We at FitzPatrick are excited to be a part of such a good cause," said Sullivan. "This project is consistent with Entergy's values, one of which is to enhance the quality of life in our communities."

The Oswego County Habitat for Humanity is working on a small home in Fulton, the second house project for the local group. The first house, also located in Fulton, was completed in 1998. The Oswego County Habitat for Humanity is the locally run affiliate of the international organization.

Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual, and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor—"sweat equity"—into building their homes and homes of others. Their interest-free mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity used to build more houses.

Habitat for Humanity has built more than 100,000 houses around the world providing more than 500,000 people in more than 2,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976.

The nuclear businesses of Entergy Corporation are headquartered in Jackson, Miss. Entergy, a global energy company based in New Orleans, is the third largest power generator in the nation with more than 30,000 megawatts of generating capacity, about $10 billion in revenue and over 2.6 million customers. Entergy's nuclear businesses encompass five power reactors at four locations in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana under regulatory jurisdictions, and four reactors at three sites in Massachusetts and New York. Entergy Nuclear has also signed an agreement to purchase the Vermont Yankee plant at Vernon, Vt., and expects to close that transaction in the second quarter of 2002. Entergy Nuclear also furnishes license renewal and decommissioning services to the U.S. nuclear power industry.