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On Friday, Dec. 2 U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler introduced legislation to help prevent a meltdown at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant and further safeguard New Yorkers in the event of a catastrophe.
The added protection was presented in the form of an amendment to the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011. In a statement released by the Congressman last week, the legislation, introduced by Republicans in the House of Representatives, was described as “counter-productive” to the safety of Americans.
Nadler called the new regulatory requirements “onerous” and said his amendment to the bill would “exempt rules proposed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from impediments to regulation.” Congressman Nadler added that his amendment would “keep his constituents and, indeed, all Americans” more safe.