Meeting held on evacuation zone for Indian Point plant
A meeting was held today in White Plains to discuss the evacuation plans for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in light of the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan.
The current plans for nuclear plants across the county is a 10-mile evacuation zone, but with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recommending an evacuation zone of 50 miles for Americans living near the Japanese plant, officials are wondering if the NRC may require that size evacuation zone for U.S. plants.
Adding to their worries is that Indian Point's license is coming up for renewal before the NRC.
Those at the meeting say it is too early to know if the NRC will require plans for a 50-mile evacuation zone, but if it does, it will change everyone's emergency response plans.
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