National Academies advisory: Indian Point nuclear power plant

After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, citizens of New York State raised concerns that the Indian Point nuclear power plant, located 40 miles north of New York City, may be vulnerable to a terrorist attack as well, and some called for the plant to be shut down.

Alternatives to the Indian Point energy center for meeting New York electric power needs, new from the National Academies' National Research Council, examines whether it would be possible to replace the energy lost if Indian Point which provides one-quarter of the electricity used by New York City and the lower Hudson Valley were closed.

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