Indian Point drill being called a farce

(07/31/03) BUCHANAN - The force-on-force terror drills at Indian Point are meant to test security at the plants, but some politicians and anti-nuclear groups are calling the drills a farce.

Anti-nuclear groups contend that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulations on plant security contain a loophole that would let terrorists have an upper hand.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) says the drills do nothing to improve security. She says, "How can we expect top-notch security from a force that is not being tested against real world threats or even current NRC regulations."

Meanwhile, Buchanan police say no one has been complaining about the noise coming from the plants. Entergy, the company that owns Indian Point, confirmed that a second mock attack did occur Wednesday night.

The force-on-force drill is expected to conclude on Friday.

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