Entergy warns closing IP could make minority areas targets for new plants

Entergy is telling minority residents to watch out if opponents of IP get their way.

For the past three weeks, Entergy, the company that owns Indian Point, has been circulating a petition in minority and low-income communities to warn residents that shutting down Indian Point could have a negative effect on their communities. The company wants residents to know that their neighborhoods could become home to nuclear power plants if Indian Point were to close.

Legislator Lois Bronz (D-Greenburgh) says her office has received more than 30 calls from minority residents in Greenburgh who signed the petition but are not quite sure what they signed. Bronz had met with Entergy leaders a month ago and was open to a plan of educating people on Indian Point, but says she is not please by the tactics currently being used.

A worker for Entergy who helped circulate the petition says the company is just simply trying to educate members of the minority community.

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