He said he wants to get the city, county, and other interests such as local unions together to "become proactive" and encourage the company to bring the project, and the jobs that would come with it, to Oswego County.
"These economic times are difficult, so let's try to get these guys," Gosek said. "I don't know what we've got to lose. Worst thing we can say about it is 'no,' right?"
Nine Mile Point in Scriba is home to three nuclear plants. Two reactors, Nine Mile Point 1 and 2, are run Baltimore-based Constellation Energy. The third, James A. FitzPatrick plant, is owned by New Orleans-based Entergy.
"We desperately could use a nuclear plant," said Gosek. "We have a workforce here that's built three of them. Let's try to bring it to Oswego."
The Oswego City Administrative Service Committee is scheduled to discuss the mayor's proposition tonight. They will meet immediately after the city physical services committee at 7 p.m.
For more on the NuStart Consortium, as well as the other two industry groups working together on new nuclear capacity, click here. To read more about Nine Mile Point and Fitzpatrick plants, click here.