Lawmakers demand release of IP report

(01/09/03) WHITE PLAINS - It's been almost a month since former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt handed over his Indian Point security plan to the state. Now, county lawmakers are demanding that the report be made public.

Since September 11th. there's been increased concerns about the dangers posed by Indian Point especially in the event of a terrorist attack.

So, Witt was hired by Governor George Pataki to look at what might happen at Indian Point in the event of a radiological disaster no matter what the cause. He completed his report and handed it over to the State Emergency Management Office on December 15.

The report cost taxpayers about $1 million dollars and that's why officials say the residents have a right to see the report before it is certified by the state.

A spokesperson for the governor says that the report will be released soon, maybe even as early as Friday.

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