House authorizes new security review at Indian Point
The House of Representatives passed a new law Wednesday that will provide more protection to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan. The U.S. Coast Guard will now assess the security of the plants located on the Hudson River. Critics of Indian Point say the plants are vulnerable to terrorists who may attack from water. Congressman Eliot Engel's (D-NY) legislation requires the Coast Guard to check the security of the plants and report its findings to Congress within a year. Engel has been a strong advocate for closing the plants but wants them to be better protected while they are still in operation. Plant officials say they'll welcome the Coast Guard's input.