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With Nuclear Terrorism in Headlines and Growing Outcry in Congress, Groups Call for Leadership on Indian Point Security.

Feb 04, 2002

News Advisory:

On Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m. the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) will sponsor "A Call for Leadership on Indian Point," a press conference and rally showing growing concern about the vulnerability of the Indian Point nuclear plant in the wake of new reports of terrorist plots. The event takes place in front of the Westchester County Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue in White Plains, New York. IPSEC represents a growing broad-based coalition of some 35 local, regional and national civic and environmental groups calling for a shutdown of Indian Point's reactors and tighter security of its radioactive fuel pools in light of the threat of terrorist attack.

Speakers include (confirmed:) Westchester County Legislators Tom Abinanti, Andrea Stuart Cousins and George Latimer, and (invited:) New York State Comptroller Carl McCall, along with IPSEC coalition representatives. They will highlight the growing number of state and local officials and members of Congress, along with local, regional and national civic and environmental groups, who oppose the Indian Point evacuation plan as unworkable given the new terrorist threat, and are calling increasingly for the plant to be shut down to protect public safety. In recent days, Governor Pataki certified the evacuation plan, despite widespread objections that the plan cannot protect the public from a terrorist attack. …

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