Officials concerned over safety of Indian Point plant
The nuclear crisis in Japan and fears of radiation leaks are stoking concerns over the safety of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.
There's been a renewed focus on safety at Indian Point because an earthquake fault lies underneath the plant in Buchanan.
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) got the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put Indian Point at the top of its list for a review.
While the four counties surrounding Indian Point need to be prepared in case of a disaster, County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) says it's too early to say if it?s necessary to shut down Indian Point.
The federal government requires all counties within 10 miles of the nation's nuclear plants to have an emergency response plan in case of a crisis.
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