Film examines controversial nuclear plant
The Philipstown Depot Theatre’s documentary series, Depot Docs, has scheduled Indian Point, a film by Cold Spring filmmaker Ivy Meeropol, for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Meeropol will answer questions following the screening.
The film, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, examines the nuclear power plant located in Buchanan, N.Y., 35 miles from Times Square. More than 50 million people live in proximity to the aging facility, and its operation has been the source of intense controversy and debate in surrounding communities, including Philipstown.
Entergy Corporation, which operates the plant, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission maintain that Indian Point is safe. Many New Yorkers, meanwhile, are concerned that the kind of disaster that happened at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant could happen here. Indian Point examines the debate over nuclear power by going inside the plant that is at the center of a contentious relicensing process.