New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.
He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.
President Barack Obama says New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would be "well-qualified" to run the Department of Homeland Security.
Kelly has been floated as a possible replacement for outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. She's leaving to take over the University of California system.
Obama didn't confirm whether he is actively considering nominating Kelly, saying the commissioner "might be very happy where he is." But Obama says if Kelly isn't, he'd want to know about it because Kelly would be well-qualified for the Homeland Security post.