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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

As Nuclear Plant Seeks 20-Year Renewal, N.Y. Governor Calls For Shutdown

A security boat sits in front of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the Hudson River March 22, 2011  in Buchanan, N.Y. The Indian Point station, comprised of two operating nuclear reactors, sits atop the Ramapo fault line, causing concern for some residents in the wake of the Japan disaster. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

A security boat sits in front of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the Hudson River March 22, 2011 in Buchanan, N.Y. The Indian Point station, comprised of two operating nuclear reactors, sits atop the Ramapo fault line, causing concern for some residents in the wake of the Japan disaster. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is renewing calls for a shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear reactor near New York City.

It’s been five years this month since a disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, and critics say that meltdown offers a warning for what could happen if the Indian Point reactor faces a major malfunction or terror attack.

But the reactor’s owners say the plant is safe, and they’re seeking a 20-year license renewal. Brian Mann from Here and Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports.

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