"New York Demands Fire Safety Enforcement at Indian Point Reactors"

"ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Indian Point nuclear power plant is currently in violation of fire safety regulations and is seeking more than 100 exemptions from those regulations, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday.

Today Schneiderman petitioned the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take enforcement action against the plant for its failure to comply with fire safety regulations to ensure that the facility would be able to safely shut down during and after an emergency.

Located about 40 miles north of New York City, on the Hudson River in Buchanan, New York, more than 20 million people live, work and travel within 50 miles of Indian Point, the attorney general said."

Environment News Service had the story March 28, 2011.

Thursday, March 31, 2011