Updated Information on Events in Japan and Indian Point's Ongoing Preparedness

One Year Later

All citizens of New York need to have access to the pertinent facts regarding Indian Point. We strongly believe that knowing the facts will answer the public's questions and will also clearly demonstrate that this facility is safe - designed with a margin of safety beyond the strongest earthquake anticipated in the area.

This page is a resource for questions and concerns related to events in Japan and the safety and security of the Indian Point Energy Center. You will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, informational videos from the Nuclear Energy Institute, media coverage and more. If you have additional questions, you can contact us directly or reach out on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Key Industry and Regulatory Resources

  • Heard in the News

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    Mayor Bloomberg

    "Short term, we have to have power if we are going to grow, and Indian Point at the moment is a big part of that," he said. "All of these other alternatives are a number of years down the road." (WNYC - March 18, 2011)

    John Durso, Executive Director of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance

    "If you were to actually look at the structure of the containment dome, you have rebar that is the size of my forearm, extensive concrete. They have left no stone unturned to insure that safety is paramount at the plant, that there is a culture of safety at the plant; there has even been an independent safety evaluation that was done in 2008, which reaffirmed Indian Point's safety and commitment to safety."
    (EmpireStateNews.net – March 18, 2011)

    Secretary of Energy Steven Chu

    "The American people should have full confidence that the United States has rigorous safety regulations in place to ensure that our nuclear power is generated safely and responsibly. Information is still coming in about the events unfolding in Japan, but the administration is committed to learning from Japan's experience as we work to continue to strengthen America's nuclear industry. Safety remains at the forefront of our effort to responsibly develop America's energy resources, and we will continue to incorporate the best practices and lessons learned in that process." (House Appropriations Subcommittee Testimony – March 15, 2011)

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