FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          SEPT. 20, 2005 

 Statement by County Executive Andy Spano re: leakage at Indian Point 2:

 “It’s absolutely unbelievable that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Entergy would keep us in the dark about a radioactive leak in the spent fuel pools at Indian Point. I was notified today by Entergy of a leak they discovered about two weeks ago. Entergy knew it; the NRC knew it. I had met with both entities last Thursday but was never informed. Something is very wrong with this system. If we’ve learned anything from Katrina, it’s that communication is vital. I have made it clear to the NRC that I want to be kept up to date on the progress of the investigation. This leak could be small; it could have reached the Hudson; it could have been going on for years. There’s too many questions and no answers. This is just one more reason why I want Indian Point closed.”