Indian Point eyed after Japan power plant problems
After an explosion at a nuclear power plant in Japan was reported in the wake of an earthquake there, concerns about the safety of the Hudson Valley's own power plant have been raised.
Officials at the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan say that the facility was designed and built to survive an earthquake of an even-larger magnitude than any that have ever been reported in this part of the country. The worst quake to ever hit New York was reported upstate in 1944 and registered a 5.8 on the Richter scale. The recent earthquake in Japan registered a 9.0 on the scale.
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