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Resource ID: #17564
Subject: Nuclear Energy
Source: News 12 Westchester
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Date: Apr. 12, 13, 14

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A News 12 Westchester investigation "looks at the Indian Point Nuclear Power plants in Buchanan, New York" and "their uneasy relationship with nearby residents." The series reveals the potential dangers to "regular folks who live in the shadow of the nuclear plant" in this heavily populated area. The report also focuses on the shortcomings of the evacuation plan put together by Westchester County to be applied in case a serious nuclear accident were to occur. The story initially investigates "the first ever "emergency alert" at Con Edison's Indian Point two in February of 2000," when "a steam pipe bursts, spilling thousands of gallons of radioactive water and steam." The series generates discussion "whether the county should stockpile a drug called potassium iodide to be used in case of a major nuclear accident."

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