Lamont-Doherty Observatory officials say the worst case scenario would be a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
Realtors say that while some are concerned the Indian Point nuclear plant has had no effect on the real estate market in Buchanan.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is making a top priority of reviewing the Indian Point power plant located north of New York City near a geologic fault line.
Using the Japan nuclear crisis as a worst case scenario, the Westchester Board of Legislators was set to meet to explore the disaster preparedness plan at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A spokesman said Indian Point 3 will remain offline for about a month.
The 172 sirens that dot four counties around the Indian Point nuclear power plants will be wailing away Wednesday.
The plant owner, Entergy Corp., said the transformer explosion on Nov. 7 was due to a failed high voltage bushing. Bushings connect the transformer to the overhead lines that carry electricity to the main electrical grid.
A transformer exploded and a fire erupted at a a nuclear power plant north of New York City, leading to an emergency shut down of one of the reactors.
The nuclear reactors’ owner, the pipelines’ owner and regulators say the pipelines do not pose a threat.
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