NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The operator of an aging nuclear power plant near New York City has hired former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to vouch for its safety in a new ad campaign.

According to a spokesman for Entergy, the ads for the Indian Point plant will begin running next week on cable television and in newspapers.

The operator is seeking to renew its licenses for its two reactors.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for the plant to be shut down due to safety concerns.

Entergy spokesman James Steets tells The New York Times the campaign is aimed to reassure the public about the plant’s safety.

A spokesman for Giuliani’s consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, declined to comment.

Giuliani has previously done promotional work for Indian Point.

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Comments (6)
  1. mj says:

    ah yes ….. i REALLY trust any corporation that had gulianni as its spokesman … maybe they should add michelle bachmann as well

  2. Peter Froehlich says:

    It should be evident to anyone with common sense that with 20-20 hindsight, Indian Point should never have been built. However, it has been. This discussion is really about MONEY, which is also the main reason Rudy is in this(so take The owners have a huige investment here and the public needs the power. Additiionally, there is no state or federal money right now to help rebuild them elsewhere or differently. The country needs a comprehensive energy plan for the next 100 years in which EVERY HOME SCHOOL HOSPITAL COURTHOUSE EVERYONE has solar panels or wind turbines and contributes the country’s grid. THE BENEFITS to our industries and the elimination of the need for major plant investment will allow us to phase out Indian Point and its contemporaries.

  3. jb samuel says:

    for all you “green” folks out there, i have but one thing to say. there is no perfect solution with 0% impact and risk. it simply does not exist. sorry. we’re gonna have to play like grown ups and be smart about this. that said, i think there is a much better solution than just blanket approving the license. they should get a license on the condition that they begin construction of at least two (preferably four) new reactors built on a (at minimum) generation 4 platform which is much safer, more productive and capable of utilizing the “spent” fuel rods for 10x longer than they were ever intended to be used originally. there’s a nearly 0% risk associated with these reactors ever having a meltdown and nuclear is THE CLEANEST form of energy produced on the planet. the problem isn’t nuclear power, it’s the 50 year old reactor designs. we have much better stuff up our sleeves.

  4. Mike says:

    If Rudy does this he will be a complete disgrace to the American people. He knows very well that the plant is a disaster waiting to happen if they keep it open. There is nothing cheap,green,safe or reusable about Nuclear power….it will be the ultimate destruction of this planet when its core melts through the earth….too many special interests again trying to save and make more money on the tax payers dime….SHUT IT DOWN ALREADY

  5. michaelfury says:

    “I .. I went down to the scene and we set up a headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there with the Police Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was gonna collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for 10, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit, got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.”

    – Rudy Giuliani, ABC News interview

  6. John says:

    How about Rudy backing “Occupy Wall Street”? Now that would be something.

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