Gary Shaw (IPSEC, Croton CIP and other organizations) has just reported that the Putnam County Legislature has just overridden County Executive MaryEllen Odell's veto of the Public Health & Safety resolution regarding Indian Point that had been passed on April 3rd.
Shaw says the override was 8 to 1.
Kevin Foley expressed the opinion of many activists opposing the relicensing of Indian Point when he wrote in the Philipstown.info a little over a month ago that because the plant is under the jurisdiction of the NRC,
Neither the resolution nor Odell’s veto directly affects planning ... But, an official position by the county government that the current evacuation zone is insufficient for public safety would add yet another point of contention to the current consideration by the NRC of the licensing status of the two plants at Indian Point.Steve Laifer, of Nuclear Safety Now, makes another point:
The question now is, will Putnam Safety Commissioner Adam Stiebeling, who spoke in support of Entergy and in opposition to the resolution at the debate, revise the evacuation plan in accordance with the will of the people as expressed through their county legislature and locally, by the Village of Cold Spring in our own Indian Point resolution. We shall see...
This is MaryEllen Odell on the left, Stiebeling on the right (redacted from a photo in Putnam County Online):
Odell's letter of veto, which includes the text of the resolution (below), can be found at this link.