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NY Congresswoman Urges Deeper Pipeline Review At Indian Point

Courtesy of Spectra Energy

A New York congresswoman has written to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about assessing potential dangers from a proposed pipeline expansion near Westchester County-based Indian Point.

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey penned a letter to the NRC chair, asking that the Commission require Indian Point-owner Entergy Nuclear to further assess the risk of an accident from the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market, or AIM, project.

“It’s essential that we have a comprehensive study,” says Lowey. “That pipeline is too close to Indian Point, close to schools, and we’re all very concerned about it.”

An NRC spokesman says the Commission will respond to the letter and that it has no further assessments planned. Entergy has submitted to the NRC a required risk analysis and the NRC is satisfied with it, but Lowey says more is needed and with the opportunity for public comment.

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