Officials: No indication of earthquake impact on decommissioned Indian Point power plant

Hazardous chemical waste stored in several tanks throughout the property has raised some concerns over the last few years, as the power plant is near the Hudson River and it's south of Peekskill.

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2024, 7:52 PM

Updated 45 days ago

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Peekskill Mayor Vivian C. McKenzie said Friday's 4.8 magnitude earthquake had no impact on the decommissioned Indian Point power plant.
"We've been contacted by the county. We've been contacted by our assembly people making sure we're OK. In general, everyone seems to be fine," McKenzie said.
Hazardous chemical waste stored in several tanks throughout the property has raised some concerns over the last few years, as the power plant is near the Hudson River and it's south of Peekskill.
"I thought about it right away. Like what if something happened? What if there's a spill? That could affect everything around here because we're so close," said Dijan Krasniqi, of Nonna's Pizza in Buchanan.
Holtec International, the company that is in charge of decomissioning the plant, also echoed that there were no indications of any earthquake-related issues at the facility. Holtec added that its operators were doing walkdowns at the plant to confirm that information.
Nearby municipalities said they also heard from Holtec that there was no need for alarm.
McKenzie and City Manager Matt Alexander said Peekskill's building department checked for any impacts to infrastructure but found none.
"I was concerned about Indian Point, but I felt like the amount of vibration. If it wasn't enough to do anything here, then Indian Point most certainly could have handled it, but it did come to my mind," Alexander said.


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