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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) urging it to take action against Indian Point for its failure to comply with fire safety regulations.
Entergy Corporation, the parent company of the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan, today released a statement about the recent events in Japan.
As nuclear fears persist in Japan following a massive earthquake and devastating tsunami, some Westchester residents have been questioning whether or not such a thing could happen here.
Con Edison is working with Orange and Rockland Utilities to undertake a $6.6 million electric service project improvement this week on the electric system transmission lines that span the Hudson River between Stony Point in Rockland County and Buchanan in Westchester.
Local residents on both banks of the river can expect to see O&R and Con Ed employees and contractors working near the tops of the towers by helicopter and around the base of the towers seven-days-a-week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from March 11 through April 2, conditions permitting.
Indian Point 3 has returned to service, according to plant owner Entergy, which says the plant was back online as of 9 p.m. Friday evening.
Control room operators took the IP3 offline earlier this week to repair a leak from a pipe that carries non-radioactive river water to the plant.
The river water contained in the pipe is used to control components in the turbine building located on the non-nuclear side of the facility.
The pipe leak had been located outdoors between the river and the building that houses the turbines and generator.
Control room operators are expected to remove the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in Buchanan from service tonight to repair a leak from a pipe that carries non-radioactive river water to the plant.
The Town of Cortlandt is now in possession of a piece of World Trade Center Steel that will be used to create a 9/11 Memorial in Croton-on-Hudson at Croton Landing.
Several dozen police, firefighters, volunteers and elected officials traveled in a 16- vehicle caravan early Thursday morning to pick up the steel girder from the World Trade Center's North Tower at a hangar at JFK Airport.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says it was an emotional trip for all involved,
Speaking at a ceremony at Cortlandt Town Hall afterward, Puglisi said "We are blessed and fortunate to be able to have a portion of that steel that we can put into a fitting tribute memorial that is currently being designed in memory of those from our community, our country and the world who perished on that very tragic day."
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