Seismologists weigh in on WC earthquake risk

A group of experts who study local fault lines held the first in a series of meetings to address concerns surrounding the risk of an earthquake and nuclear crisis at the Indian Point nuclear plant.

According to a committee of seismologists from Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, anything is possible, but it's important for residents to plan ahead rather than panic.

Chair of the Environment and Energy Committee Mike Kaplowitz questioned the panel on the top concerns of residents living in the area. In turn, the group relayed suggestions, ideas and lessons that can be learned in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis.

Federal officials have declared Indian Point safe and Entergy officials say the plant is secure beyond the strongest earthquake anticipated in the area.

Committee members will hold another meeting next Monday to discuss evacuation plans.

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