Want to know what it'll cost to shut down the aging, embattled and oh-so-close to New York City (just 35 miles away) Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant? Well, utility ConEd has just released an assessment of that: $65 a year more on electricity bills. Which, as SmartPlanet points out, is just 18 cents a day.
The facility, which supplies the state with up to 30 percent of its energy needs, has recently requested over 100 exemptions from fire codes...The entire city and much of its surrounding suburbs - including exclusive beach communities and business centers -- would be enveloped if the U.S. government's recommendation of a 50-mile exclusion zone were being enforced. Evacuation would not be an option.