Anti-nuclear groups pressure Pataki

(08/06/03) MANHATTAN - Anti-nuclear groups are calling on Governor George Pataki (R-NY) to make a decision on the future of Indian Point.

Members of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition gathered outside Pataki's New York City office to have their voices heard. The activists want Indian Point closed, but say they want Pataki to clearly state his position. One activist said the coalition wants the governor to be a leader in the effort to close Indian Point.

Governor Pataki told News 12 Westchester that despite published reports he is not taking a position on the future of the plants. A spokesperson for the governor told News 12 Westchester, "The governor's first priority always has been and always will be safety. It's sad that some engage in partisan political attacks while ignoring the real issue, which is safety."

Entergy, the company that runs Indian Point, says since the federal government has approved the Indian Point evacuation plans, the governor's position will not make a difference.

The activists have vowed to continue putting pressure on officials until they get an answer.

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