Indian Point Neighbors Split on Shutting Down Plant

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011  |  Updated 8:34 PM EDT
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Indian Point Neighbors Split on Shutting Down Plant

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have more convincing to do regarding his wish to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

A NY1-YNN-Marist College poll released Tuesday night shows nearly half of residents who live near the plant oppose closing it. The poll finds 49 percent want to keep the power plant open while 40 percent favor shutting it down. Eleven percent is unsure.

The governor, who lives 12 miles from Indian Point, seeks to close the plant over safety concerns.

The two reactors in Buchanan, about 35 miles from Manhattan, provide about a quarter of the power used in New York City and Westchester.

The poll questioned 600 adults July 28-31. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
 

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