Chernobyl anniversary raises specter of disaster at home

As the world reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, considered one of the worst nuclear disasters in world history, concerns over the Indian Point power plant are coming to the forefront.

In 1986, an explosion and resulting fire during a systems test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant leveled parts of what is now Ukraine, resulting in the spread of radioactive contamination over much of Western Russia and Europe.

Entergy, the company which owns the Indian Point plant in Buchanan, has taken to the airwaves in recent weeks, assuring local residents that systems at the plant are continually upgraded, and that all current employees are confident in the plant's disaster preparedness.

Entergy officials say that Indian Point employees go through safety and emergency drills at least four times a year.

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