Sunday, March 20, 2011

Towns in close proximity to Indian Point nuclear complex, Buchanan, New York

In this period of attention to the evacuation from the area of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, in Okuma, in Fukushima Prefecture in northeast Japan,

It is instructive to look at cities in the radius of lower Hudson Valley New York State's Indian Point nuclear plant (whose name obscures things: Indian Point energy center):

Distance from Buchanan (where the plant lies; the town is immediately south of Peekskill, New York, in Westchester County; the plant is between the Hudson River eastern shore rail line and the Hudson River itselt):

within 12 miles: small villages:
Jefferson Valley; Ossining, and city of Peekskill.

within 25 miles:
Tarrytown; Yonkers,White Plains, Port Chester, in the lower half of Westchester County, New York
Greenwich, Connecticut
all the population centers of Rockland County, New York: New City, Spring Valley;
Ridgewood, New Jersey

Just beyond 25 mile mark:
Poughkeepsie, New York
Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford, Connecticut
northern stretches of the Bronx,
Teaneck, Hackensack, Garfield, Paterson, New Jersey
Middletown, New York

Three other nuclear plants are operating in New York State, all of them on Lake Ontario: Ginna Nuclear Power Generating Station, James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear and Nine Mile Point.

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