What to Know
- Indian Point operator Entergy confirmed the nuclear power plant will close starting in 2020
- Gov. Cuomo wants it shuttered by 2021 because he says it's unsafe to operate it so close to New York City
- A hearing Tuesday will focus on the environmental and health implications of closing it
Some New York lawmakers are demanding more information about plans to close the Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021.
A legislative hearing Tuesday will focus on the environmental and health implications of shuttering the facility, which sits 30 miles north of New York City.
While it is unlikely lawmakers could prevent Indian Point from closing, some have expressed worries about the state's ability to make up for the lost power. The plant generates the equivalent of a quarter of the electricity used by New York City and Westchester County.
Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy says there has been a "shocking lack of planning" following the closure's announcement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo negotiated the closure. He argues the plant is too hazardous to operate near such a large population center.