Cuomo said the state Department of Energy Conservation is on-site and on high alert.
A transformer explosion at the Indian Point Energy Center on Saturday sent a cloud of black smoke into the scare, but no one was ever in danger, officials said.
The Disaster Accountability Project says in a new report that residents of communities as far away from the plant as 50 miles are likely to evacuate in case of any such emergency at the power plant.
Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.
A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.
An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
Entergy officials were stunned after a meeting last week with a top advisor to the governor. It was the first time a member of the governor’s staff told the plant operators face-to-face that Cuomo wants the Indian Point plant closed.
All but two of the 172 emergency sirens around the Indian Point nuclear power plants have sounded as expected during a test.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko called his tour of Indian Point “very good.”
The outside of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan looks as it always does, calm. On the inside, it’s a different story.
“Well, I have, for all of my tenure, believe that Indian Point should not be there and should not be recertified,” says Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef.
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.
Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staff were scheduled to meet with members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss shifting Indian Point away from nuclear power.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his staff will meet Tuesday with nuclear regulators to discuss whether a disaster like the one in Japan could happen at the Indian Point power plant.