“NRC commissioner continues two days of Indian Point meetings”

“The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is calling Commissioner Gregory Jaczko’s two-day visit to the Hudson Valley a fact-finding mission about the Indian Point nuclear power plants. Today is the second day of his visit.

The commissioner, one of five members appointed by the president, is meeting with environmental groups including Riverkeeper and the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, the New York Public Interest Research Group; business officials including from the Business Council of Westchester County; the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance; representatives of the New York FEMA office; representatives of US Senate and House members; and county officials.

Jaczko is being brought up to speed on the issues surrounding the facilities and will not issue any public statements at the conclusion of his visit, an NRC spokesman said.

Last week, Congresswoman Sue Kelly, in whose district Indian Point lies, urges the NRC to send a commissioner to the Hudson Valley to hear firsthand the issues that are on the minds of many of the stakeholders in the plants’ operation.”

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