Thursday, November 15, 2007

Can Indian Point be attacked by terrorists? asks EPA

By Abby Luby, North County News, November 1.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to know just how vulnerable the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants are to a terrorist attack. They want the information to be part of the decision in the license renewal process for the Buchanan based plants.

The EPA's comment is based on a court decision ruling against the NRC last year in the case San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (June 2006) where the Ninth Circuit court decided that the NRC was wrong in not considering public and industrial projects as terrorist targets.