Attorney General James' Statement On Indian Point's Decommissioning

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:34

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement on the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s acceptance today of an application from the owner of the Indian Point Energy Center to transfer the nuclear power facility to third-party subsidiaries of Holtec International for decommissioning:

“It is essential that the decommissioning of Indian Point be rapid, complete, and safe. In that light, I have multiple, grave concerns about the application now before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that would hand off the responsibility for Indian Point’s decommissioning to a company with absolutely no experience in such an enormous, complex, and consequential undertaking. I am committed to ensuring – through legal action if necessary – that the State of New York is granted full participation in this application proceeding and all other decision-making related to Indian Point’s decommissioning. The health, safety, and well-being of New Yorkers deserve nothing less.”

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