County-commissioned study favors closing of Indian Point nuclear plant

A county-commissioned study released Tuesday has determined getting the owners of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to agree to close would be the best option for everyone.

Last year, Westchester County Executive Andy Spano commissioned a $500,000 study of what it would take to close the Indian Point facility. One option was having the county take it over and pull the plug. Another option was finding ways to make it financially attractive for the owner, Entergy Nuclear, to choose closure on its own. The study determined the latter was best.

Entergy spokesman Jim Steets says the company is willing to listen to what Spano has in mind. Steets admits some pending state environmental regulations could tip the equation in Spano?s favor. However, the study does not give a solution to a quick closing of Indian Point.

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