LETTER: Indian Point nuclear power plant is ‘unequivocally safe’

Posted: July 4, 2017
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Publication: Daily Freeman 

By: Rob DiFrancesco

Dear Editor:

A culture of unfailing vigilance; a team devoted to safety first and foremost; and a plant operator that empowers its professionals to act to prevent the slightest risk to the public.

For all of us who live and work in the Hudson Valley, these are the virtues proven by the recent voluntary shutdown of Indian Point’s Unit 2 (“Indian Point 2 back online after water pump fixed,” June 30, 2017) in response to a water pump malfunction. Thanks to the team’s immediate action, the water pump was repaired and the plant went back online promptly.

It’s no surprise that Indian Point has consistently received the highest safety ratings from Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the most demanding such body in the world. And the plant receives those ratings while remaining up and running 24/7, nearly every day of the year, providing abundant and affordable baseload electricity while emitting no carbon or other pollutants into our environment.

What the team at Indian Point does is the definition of reliable. The plant is categorically and unequivocally safe, and the integrity of its culture and its professionals assures that we can trust it to stay that way.

Rob DiFrancesco, Executive Director

New York Affordable

Reliable Electricity Alliance

New York City

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