Not since before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 have federal regulators approved a license for a new nuclear plant – until now.
Duane Jackson said his brush with terrorism and celebrity taught him that it made sense to get involved.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the rulings “a major victory for the safety of millions of New Yorkers.”
An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
According to a spokesman for Entergy, the ads for the Indian Point plant will begin running next week on cable television and in newspapers.
Backup generators kicked in, but operators reduced power at one Indian Point unit to about 70 percent as a precaution.
The NY1-YNN-Marist College poll released Tuesday night shows 49 percent of the adults living nearby are against closing Indian Point.
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.
An official from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Indian Point is among the nuclear power plants that needs to tighten training for a severe emergency or disaster.
Tonight, officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will break it all down for the public – general safety at Indian Point and how the nuclear power plant performed in 2010.
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.”
Officials suggested area residents who previously received liquid Potassium Iodide exchange it, since it may have expired.
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.
The Vice President of Entergy Corporation, which owns and operates Indian Point, says spent radioactive fuel would remain for 60 years after a potential shut down of the plant.