Lawmakers gather to discuss the future of Indian Point

County and federal lawmakers are still asking how evacuation plans for Indian Point got re-certified.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) attended the special hearing on Indian Point. She told the county board committees that she is concerned with what's going on with federal oversight of Indian Point. Lowey is calling for congressional hearings to be held.

Lowey along with two county legislators wants to know how and why the Federal Emergency Management Agency re-certified evacuation plans for Indian Point.

The hearing also focused on the future of Indian Point. Both legislators and critics of the plants are concerned that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission might renew Indian Point's licenses, even though that would not occur for several years.

Neither FEMA nor the NRC accepted invitations to attend the meeting.

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