Statement In Response to Press Conference Held By Robert Kennedy Jr.

10/17/2011

A press conference was held today by Robert Kennedy Jr. that outlined proposed alternatives to the Indian Point Energy Center. While Entergy has not had the opportunity to review this report in any detail, at first glance, it appears that no new information is provided.

We are all aware there are alternative sources of power potentially available but the questions not answered at today’s press conference are, at what cost to the environment and at what cost to our region’s economy? A recent independent report conducted for New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection indicates that these costs could be significant. Regarding the question of safety, Indian Point’s operations are constantly reviewed by independent experts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In fact, Indian Point is one of the most thoroughly reviewed nuclear facilities in the U.S. Independent experts have recognized that these plants are operated safely and we are committed to continue to do so.