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.
The hope is to find ways to reduce dependency on Indian Point.
To some, having school kids brought to one location and their parents evacuate to another might not seem like a good evacuation plan.
The ongoing disaster in Japan has renewed efforts by activists to shut down the Indian Point Nuclear Complex. Activists will gather at Union Square on Saturday to call for the plant to be shut down.
“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.
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.
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.
The nuclear fallout from the devastating earthquake in Japan has put a spotlight on the Indian Point nuclear power plant as licenses for its reactors come up for renewal.
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.