Statewide Energy Coalition: Indian Point Remains Crucial to New York

Posted: June 14, 2017
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Statewide Energy Coalition: Indian Point Remains Crucial to New York

Tarrytown, NY/June 14, 2017 – In conjunction with tonight’s public meeting by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Indian Point, Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) issued the following statement.

“The bottom line is that Indian Point is an extremely safe, well-run plant that continues to provide enormous economic and environmental benefits to New York. This year, as in years past, the independent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rigorously inspected the plant and again determined that it is categorically safe.

“In fact, New York is a safer, cleaner place because of Indian Point. The plant provides 25 percent of the region’s power with zero emissions. And it generates $1.6 billion in annual economic activity for New York State.

“Thankfully, New York has four years to plan for the plant’s closure and to try and find a way to minimize the impacts of its closing.”

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About New York AREA: Founded in November 2003, the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA) is a diverse group of more than 150 business, labor, and community groups whose mission and purpose is to ensure that the New York metropolitan area has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. Entergy, the owner of Indian Point, is a member of New York AREA. New York AREA helps to educate policy makers, businesses, and the general public regarding the necessity and importance of safe, low-cost, reliable, clean electricity. Entergy, the owner of Indian Point, is a member of New York AREA. For additional information visit www.nyarea.org.