Vanderhoeff fumes over Indian Point steam

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Rockland County officials are furious that they haven't been notified about Monday's radioactive steam release at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoeff says the plant's owner, Entergy, kept the county's emergency officials in the dark for nearly 24 hours about the steam release that contained trace amounts of the radioactive substance tritium.

"It's not the plant's duty to determine if it's safe," Vanderhoeff says. "It's our duty."

However, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says there was no need to notify anyone about the steam release, saying "the incident did not meet the threshold of reportability."

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