More gas pipeline protesters arrested
Nearly a dozen people were arrested in Buchanan Saturday while protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline.
As News 12 has reported, protesters say the proposed pipeline is too close to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Protesters also claim that two of the power plant's reactor units are operating without a license.
They are calling for a shutdown of the facilities and want the power plant to go through stringent inspections.
On Saturday, protesters held up police tape with the word "danger" written on it across the power plant's entrance. About 12 were arrested for trespassing. Nine protesters were arrested last month.
The National Regulatory Commission oversees the renewal of nuclear power licenses. According to their website, Entergy, the company that runs the power plant, submitted its application for renewal five years before the reactors license expired, so it is allowed to operate under its current license.