Indian Point leak causes concern about water supply

Residents and officials are calling for a congressional hearing due to fears that the latest leak at Indian Point may have affected the water supply.

Residents living near the nuclear power plant in Buchanan are concerned that their well water may have been affected after a small radiation leak. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) say they would like to know why it took nearly three weeks for the public to be made aware of the leak.

Indian Point's owner, Entergy, say the discovery is not a danger to the public or to plant workers. Entergy is reinforcing the pool walls as it gets ready to move fuel rods into new dry casks.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says the leakage is estimated to be very small and was never a health threat. Senator Schumer is also asking the NRC to hold a public meeting to go over findings from its special inspection.

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