NRC chairman: Indian Point safe, secure

The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared the Indian Point power plant is safe and secure today, after touring it with local legislators for a post-Fukushima safety review.

"Indian Point continues to meet our standards and operate safely and securely," Chairman Gregory Jaczko said.

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Jaczko was joined by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), two local representatives who are staunchly opposed to the plant. They reviewed the facility's seismic, station blackout and general emergency preparedness.

A handful of protesters who were there to call for the plant's closure were removed from the power plant.

After the tour, Jaczko met with County Executive Rob Astorino (R-Westchester) and his counterparts from Putnam and Rockland counties to further discuss the plant's safety.

Local PD to increase Indian Point patrols

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