Training drills are on tap Thursday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.
Indian Point parent Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Buchanan-based nuclear plant during parts Thursday and Thursday evening using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. Entergy will be using a technology known as “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems involve the use of laser bullets and vests with laser-detection equipment, which duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition.
A New York state assemblyman says he is preparing legislation to give the state attorney general sole power to prosecute police crimes. This comes in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and a request by the attorney general for an executive order to investigate such cases.
A legal back-and-forth has begun over letters sent to landowners along a proposed natural gas pipeline route in New York. The letters say litigation could begin later this week if landowners do not allow the pipeline company access to rights of way. An attorney representing pipeline opponents has responded.
A non-profit group says consumers are being left in the cold when it comes to input about a proposed electric rate hike in the Hudson Valley. It says older consumers, in particular, can ill afford the possible two-digit hike. Meanwhile, the utility is aiming for a lower rate hike.
Two agencies are now involved in updating oil-spill response plans for the Hudson River — and examining potential effects on endangered species. One conservation group is taking credit for the action after threatening a lawsuit if such plans were not put in place. One of the agencies says possible litigation had nothing to do with it.
The Board of Education president of a long-suffering Rockland County school district has provided a detailed response to a recent report from a state-appointed fiscal monitor. The response comes in the form of a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.