Gallery: Closing Down New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant Would Make ...

Back in March, we reported that the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, a mere 24 miles away from NYC, houses one of the most dangerous reactors in the country. Closing it down, however, might be a double edged sword. The DEP released a report stating that shutting down Indian Point will lead to high levels of dirty air, cause a greater risk of burnout, and force higher electric bills on New Yorkers.

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  1. lazyreader July 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Advocates of re-certifying Indian Point include New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who says that “Indian Point is critical to the city’s economic viability”. Indian Point generates 2,000 megawatts, nearly a third of New York City’s electricity. Without Indian Point, system voltages would also degrade, limiting the ability to transfer power from upstate New York resources through the Hudson Valley to New York City. Trying to replace Indian Point would require thousands and thousands of windmills at the cost of billions of dollars. Never mind the costs; where are they gonna put them all?