“I am appalled and furious to hear that a report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Inspector General shows that the NRC failed to properly examine the safety impact of the placement of a natural gas pipeline near Indian Point during the pipeline’s approval process. 


“This is a gross failing on the part of the agency that is charged with keeping this community and the families that live here safe.  It is particularly appalling when coupled with the fact that this is the same agency charged with overseeing the decommissioning of Indian Point – a process that is occurring right now.


“I want the NRC here to tell the people of Westchester County that they have failed them, and to explain what steps they are taking to protect the public from the pipeline that now crosses the Indian Point property as part of the Algonquin Incremental Market Project. 


“I echo US Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s call for an immediate briefing on this critical matter from NRC Chairman Kristine Svinicki.”