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Danbury Airport to help Indian Point in case of emergency at the plant

A letter of agreement signed recently by City officials allows Entergy Nuclear to drop and ship needed supplies from Danbury Municipal Airport to the Indian Point Nuclear plant in the event of an emergency at the New York facility.  The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is requiring the plant to have an airport outside of their area to bring needed supplies in the event of an emergency.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets the parameters of what airports they can move the supplies in and out of. 

 

If Stewart is available, that airport will be used.  Danbury Airport is the one that the NRC has identified as a back up if everything fails on that side of the Hudson.  The supplies would be airlifted from Danbury to the plant in New York, and would not be brought back once they are airlifted.

 

The types of emergencies outlined in the agreement include tornado, flooding, earthquake and the like. 

 

Danbury Airport would be notified of an emergency through the Connecticut State Emergency Operations Center.  Entergy would provide security at the airport for operations, and reimburse the airport for necessary helicopter fuel.  Any damage done to the airport by truck traffic in the staging area would be paid for by Entergy.

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