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Showdown at Indian Point

A New York Times editorial approves of as a “very welcome decision” New York State’s ruling that the Indian Point nuclear plant violates the Clean Water Act. The plant’s operator, Entergy Corp., must upgrade its cooling system or shut down the plant. The Times wants Entergy to stop abusing the Hudson River.

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  1. Shutting the plant down wouldn’t be the best choice as it has been supplying 30% of electricity used by NYC. However, measures must be taken very strictly to obey the environmental laws and treating the used water before mixing it back to the river. Or, creating an effective system to recycle the water is a better option because we don’t want to lose our precious waterlife.

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