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Radioactive Leak at Indian Point

September 21, 2005

Says County Executive Andrew Spano (09/20/2005 5:44 PM):

Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Entergy would keep us in the dark about a radioactive leak in the spent fuel pools at Indian Point.

I was notified today by Entergy of a leak they discovered about two weeks ago. Entergy knew it; the NRC knew it. I had met with both entities last Thursday but was never informed. Something is very wrong with this system.

If we’ve learned anything from Katrina, it’s that communication is vital. I have made it clear to the NRC that I want to be kept up to date on the progress of the investigation.

This leak could be small; it could have reached the Hudson; it could have been going on for years. There’s too many questions and no answers.

This is just one more reason why I want Indian Point closed.”

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