Shutting down Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York would increase the chances for blackouts and other generation problems in New York City, according to the New York Independent System Operator. Some groups say that the facility could be replaced by safer and cleaner energy sources. "It is clear that alternatives to Indian Point's power would result in serious environmental and economic consequences for New York City and Westchester residents," Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said.

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