Sanders Calls For Indian Point To Close

Apr 5, 2016

One of the Democratic presidential hopefuls is calling for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

Senator Bernie Sanders issued a statement Monday saying he is very concerned that Indian Power is more than ever before a catastrophe waiting to happen. He cited recent inspections during a planned outage that found 11 percent of bolts that hold plate inserts together inside the reactor are faulty or missing, Jerry Kremer, who is chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance, of which Indian Point owner Entergy is a member, says, If Senator Sanders had his way and closed Indian Point, a $1 billion economic engine would be shuttered; our carbon emissions would spike; and hard-working New Yorkers would pay a lot more for electricity."