Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Hundreds attended a Tarrytown meeting last night to hear about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 2011 assessment of Indian Point nuclear power plant. Many spoke.
“We sit here and we hear platitudes and nothing has changed,” said Maryiln Ellie of Cortlandt. Of Indian Point, she said: “It’s old, it’s dangerous, it’s unnecessary. We need to call right now for a whole new NRC.”
What one LoHud.com reader had to say in response:
Assuming the protesters enjoy living in this area and don’t want to give up the benefits of their communities, they still should re-locate to a perceived safer area if they feel the threat of disaster at Indian Point is at all likely to occur. As a matter of fact, they have a moral imperative to do so if they have young children and the re-licensing takes place. This opinion will probably spawn a spate of derision (if they care enough to respond) from the anti Indian Point crowd but frankly, I’m tired of their histrionics regarding this matter. Again, if you feel threatened by the continued operation of Indian Point, leave.”
— Jason Bush
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced Thursday that 150 jobs will be lost in his contingency plan for the county’s budget. LoHud.com readers have their own contingency plans:
We are now the worst-rated county in New York state. We are broke, town taxes are rising and they want to charge us more for everything we do. Somebody is not running the ship properly. I agree, we need all new people running the county and the towns. VOTE — let’s change what’s happening.”
— Stephen Hirsch
Thanks for making it so unaffordable to live here. Guess it’s time to move on.”
— Larry Floss
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