Evacuation Plan Becomes Weapon In Indian Point Debate

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 2:26 PM EDT) -- Foes of the Indian Point nuclear plant are leaning on regulators to force owner Entergy Corp. to plan for the evacuation of 17 million people within 50 miles of the New York facility, but supporters say the move is nothing more than a scare tactic intended to derail its bid for a new operating license.

The increasingly vocal back-and-forth comes ahead of Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings on whether the federal agency should grant a new 20-year license that would see the 2,000-megawatt dual reactors on the...
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