Quake shouldn’t shake faith in Indian Point’s safety

Posted: February 13, 2018
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Publication: The Journal News 

By: John Basile

The earthquake that hit the Hudson Valley on the morning of Feb. 7 seems to have shaken some anti-nuclear activists to the core. They’re back at it again with their fearmongering about Indian Point being vulnerable to seismic activity.

As the former plant manager of Indian Point 2, I know that this is categorically untrue.

The recent earthquake is just another example that demonstrates just how safe Indian Point is. Indian Point was built to withstand an earthquake thousands of times more powerful than the one that recently occurred. In other words: Indian Point is as solid and secure as you can get.

The men and women who operate that plant are absolute professionals, and we’re fortunate to have this safe and secure energy source powering our region for another three years.

John Basile

The writer, a Village of Stillwater trustee, is a former Indian Point plant manager for Consolidated Edison.

Read it here: Earthquake shows reliability of Indian Point nuclear plant