New York: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to Shut Down by 2021

HeadlineJan 09, 2017
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In New York state, authorities have announced that Indian Point nuclear power plant will shut down by 2021—following decades of protests and lawsuits by local residents and anti-nuclear activists concerned that a disaster at the nuclear plant could wipe out New York City. Residents have been protesting for the plant’s closure since the 1970s, including a massive demonstration in 1979, when 200 people were arrested after tunneling under the plant’s gates and chaining themselves to the entrance. Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that keeping Indian Point open “defies common sense, planning and basic sanity.”

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