Reisman: Gas pipeline. Indian Point. Why tempt fate?

by Phil Reisman for LoHud Opinion

The Indian Point nuclear power complex in Buchanan is the 2,045-megawatt elephant in our backyard.

Because we are human and have a built-in defense mechanism that prevents us from dwelling too heavily on negative things, we tend to ignore the heaving beast…

Last weekend, Indian Point returned to the forefront of public consciousness when a transformer exploded and caught fire. This has happened before. But this time, a new concern has emerged, namely a controversial plan by a natural gas company, Spectra Energy Corp., to expand and re-route a pipeline only a few hundred feet from the nuclear plant.

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