Action Alert


On January 29th the NRC rejected a petition which would require U.S. nuclear plants to erect a barrier of protection against a direct attack from an aircraft, and refused to publicly order other security measures as well.

On January 30th, Attorney General of New York Andrew Cuomo responded by saying, “Yesterday the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ignored the lessons of September 11 and abandoned its responsibility to protect millions of New Yorkers. They failed to heed the warnings of the 9/11 commission, which reported that al-Qaeda terrorists had specifically contemplated attacking nuclear power plants with aircraft. There are simple affordable measures nuclear plant operators can undertake to enhance security. It is outrageous that the Bush Administration caved in to the nuclear power interests over the security of Americans living near these plants.”
Cuomo continued, “This also highlights my ongoing concerns about security and safety at Indian Point. Indian Point is located in a region of 21 million people. No nuclear plant in the nation is located in as dense an area. Yet, even after 9/11 and Katrina, Indian Point’s operator, Entergy, still hasn’t submitted an adequate evacuation plan for New Yorkers who could be harmed by a radiation leak.”

Read the complete press release from AG Cuomo's office here:
Please be sure to let Attorney General Cuomo know how thankful you are for his vigilance, and his care and concern for the 21 million people at risk in the 50-mile radius around Indian Point. It’s important that he learn how many of us appreciate his efforts on our behalf. We need to ask him for his help in closing Indian Point down and let him know there are a lot of us out there who feel this way. You can send an email to:


or you can send a card or letter to him at either:

Department of Law
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271


Department of Law
The State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224

Thank you for your help, and please pass this message along to your friends and neighbors.

The IPSEC Steering Committee