On 30 April, the Indian Point nuclear power plant 30 miles north of New York City was shut down.
- Bhaskar Sunkara
- The Guardian
For decades the facility provided the overwhelming majority of the city’s carbon-free electricity as well as good union jobs for almost a thousand people.
Federal regulators had deemed the plant perfectly safe.
New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, a key figure behind the move, said that the shuttering of Indian Point brought us “a big step closer to achieving our aggressive clean energy goals”.
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