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Evacuation Plan Is Approved for New York Nuclear Plant

A campaign to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant over fears of a catastrophic terrorist attack suffered a major blow yesterday when the federal government endorsed emergency evacuation plans for it, asserting that the public would be safe. For years, a band of antinuclear groups and elected officials have tried to close the plant, which is north of New York City in a more densely populated area than any of the nation’s 66 other nuclear plant sites. The effort gained momentum after the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001, when it was learned that one of the hijacked jets had flown close to the plant on its way to the World Trade Center and that troops had discovered diagrams of unspecified nuclear plants in Qaeda hideouts in Afghanistan. Since then the plant’s opponents have focused their attack on the emergency plan, which details how people living around the plant would be notified and evacuated if necessary. Full Story

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