CONTACT: SUSAN TOLCHIN
MEDIA INQUIRY: (914) 864-5437___________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2007____________
RELEASE TIME: ____12:42 p.m.:_______ RELEASE #: 11_____
County Executive Andy Spano has announced that emergency evacuation buses for the general public will begin picking up passengers at 1:00 p.m. today in Buchanan, Peekskill, Verplanck, Montrose, Cortlandt and Croton-on-Hudson.
Entergy, the operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has reported a release of radiation at the plant.
However, field monitoring teams from the county’s Health Department who took readings earlier detected only background levels of radiation. Those readings were taken at lower South Street and Welcher Ave. in Peekskill, which is within 2 miles of the plant, and Furnace Dock Road and Maple Avenue in Cortlandt, about 5 miles from the plant.
Field monitoring teams are composed of specially trained environmental health inspectors who have the capability of determining whether radiation has been released from the nuclear power plant. Field monitoring teams measure the actual amount of radiation in the environment.
County Health Commissioner Dr. Joshua Lipsman M.D., M.P.H is in the Emergency Operations Center to oversee the field monitoring teams and to assess their results.
A General Emergency, which was declared at Indian Point at 11:51 a.m., is the most serious of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Emergency Bus Pick-up Stops are as follows:
W1 -- Bleakly Ave. at: Broadway; Rte. 9A at: Tate Ave., Gallagher St. and
W2 -- Westchester Ave. at: Buchanan/Verplank Elementary School, 4th St., 1st St., Tate Ave.; Tate Ave. at: 1st St., 4th St., Henry St. & Kings Ferry Rd
W5 -- Washington St. at: South St., Hudson Ave., Frost Ave., Requa St., Bay St & Franklin St
W6 -- Depew St. at: Franklin St., Bay St., Requa St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., South St., & Central Ave.
W7 -- Hudson Ave. at: Halstead St., Pomeroy St., Pine St., Wells St., Walnut St., Fremont St., Union Ave
W8 -- Elm St. at: Wells St., Fremont St. & Union Ave.
W9 -- Maple Ace at: Beverly La., Ferris St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., Riverview Ave., Nassua St. & Pine St.
W10 -- Rte. 35/202 at: South Division St., Arch St., Armstrong Ave., Finch St., Cayuga Dr. & Private Residences
W11 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: No. James St., Broad St., Fields St., Charles St., Southard Ave., Armstrong St., Hamilton Ave., Husted Ave., Keney Dr., Beach Shopping Center, Conklin Ave., & Kissam Rd.
W12 -- Constant Ave. at: High St. & Kissam Rd., Kissam Rd.; at: James St., James St.; at: Constant Ave.
W13 -- Frost La. At: Vail Ave., Carhart Ave., Lindenberg Pl. & Oakwood Dr.
W14 -- No. Division St. at: Parkway Pl. & Lockwood Dr.; Lockwood Dr. t: King St., Albert Rd., Bernard Rd., Lyman Ave. & Highland Ave.
W15 -- Nelson Ave. at: John St., Paulding St., Orchard St & Constant Ave.; Constant Ave. at: Highland Ave.; Highland Ave. at Phoenix Ave., Liberty St., Reynolds St., Garfield Ave. & Pemart Ave.
W16 -- Division St at: Howard St., Cortlandt St., Orchard St., Constant Ave., Phoenix Ave., Warren Ave., Permart Ave. & Righi Ct.
W17 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: Division St., Nelson Ave., Decatur St., Hadden St., Spring St. & Peekskill Motor Inn
W18 -- Lower South St. at: Welcher Ave., Louisa St., Franklin St., Old Bay St., Requa St. & Hudson Ave.
W19 -- Washington St. at: Maplewood Ave., Shenandoah Ave., Hoover Ave., Sherman Ave. & Welcher Ave.; Welcher Ave at: McKinley St. & Patricia Apartments
W3 -- Broadway at: 16th St., 14th St., 11th St., 8th St., & 6th St.
W4 -- Westchester Ave. at: 14th St., 8th St., & 6th St.
Montrose & Blue Mountain
W21 -- Kings Ferry Rd. at: Coachlight Sq. Condominiums, Glenwood Dr., Montrose Point Rd., Hunt Ave & Rte. 9A
W22 -- Sunset Rd. at: Kings Ferry Rd., North St., Montrose Point Rd., Meadows Rd., Tommy Thruber Lane & Dutch St.; Dutch St. at: Crugers Rd., Private Residences & Rte. 9A
W24 -- Washington St. at: Boulder Dr. & Montrose Station Rd., Montrose Station Rd. at: Travis Lane; Rte. 9A (south) at: Lancaster Ave., Victoria Ave., Trinity Ave. & Crugers Station Rd.
W98 -- Rte. 129 (Yorktown Rd.) & Short Hill Rd.
Mt. Airy Rd. East at: Colabaugh Pond Rd., Joseph Wallace Dr.,
Windsor Rd., McGuire La., Hale Hollow Rd.
Colabaugh Pond Rd. at: Woodale Rd. & Private Residences to
Mt. Airy Rd. East
W30 -- Rte. 129 at: Dailey Dr., Niles Rd., Batten Rd. & Wood Rd.
Cleveland Dr. at: Gerstein St., Loconto St., Peter Beet La. & Old Post Rd.
Old Post Rd. at: Sunset Dr. & Morningside Dr.
Morningside Dr. at Lexington Dr.
W31 -- Radnor Ave. at: Melrose Dr., Irving Ave., Emerson Ave.,
Thompson Ave. & Elmore Ave.
W32 -- Old Post Rd. South at: Prospect St. & Cleveland Dr.
Cleveland Dr. at: Emerson Ave., Olcott Ave., & Benedict Blvd.
Benedict Blvd. at: Young Ave. & South Riverside Ave.
Croton Point Ave. at ramp to Rte. 9 North
W33 -- Rte. 9A at: Warren Rd., Skyview Nursing Home & Wolf Rd. (both
North Riverside Ave. (Old Rte 9A) at: Brook St., Municipal Pl.
W34 -- Stevenson Pl. at Old Post Rd.
Old Post Rd. at: Prospect Pl., Lounsbury Rd., Brook St., Grand St. &
Holy Name of Mary School
Maple street at Wells Ave., Riverside Ave.
So. Riverside Dr. at Oneida Ave.
W35 -- Mt. Airy Rd. South at: Glengary Rd., Riverview Trail, King Street &
Annsville, Van Cortlandtville, Crompond & Continental Village
W36 -- Gallows Hill Rd. at: Hillcrest Ave., Kingston Ave. & Pumphouse Rd. at Dogwood Rd. Dogwood Rd. at: Crescent Hill Dr., Brook St. & Albany Post Rd.
W37 -- Sprout Brook Rd. at: Schuyler La., Strang La., Sprout Park Ent., Spr. Brook Pool & Albany Post Rd.
W38 -- Route 9 North at: Reef & Beef Restaurant (Annsville Circle),
Private Residences, Jean Dr., Jack Rd. & So. Mountain Pass.
W39 -- Rte. 6 at: Lexington Ave., Baker St., Westchester Mall Entrance,
Renee Gate, Westbrook Dr., Jerome Dr. & Locust Ave.
W40 -- Westbrook Dr. at: Cynthia Rd. & Fawn Ridge Rd.
Fawn Ridge Rd. at Birch La.
South Hill Rd. at: Arthur St. & Red Mill Rd.
Red Mill Rd. at: Monroe Pl. & MacArthur Dr.
MackArthur Dr. at Lockwood Rd.
W41-- Locust Ave. at Frederick St.
Frederick St. at Allan St.
Dale Ave. at Linda Pl.
Richmond Pl. at Aqueduct Pl.
W42 --Terrace Pl. at Alpine Dr.
Varian Rd. at Oregon Rd.
Oregon Rd. at: Root La., Skylark Dr., Westbrook Dr., School St.,
Young St. & Old Oregon Rd.
W43 -- Oregon Rd. at: Catherine Street, Gilbert St., Pumphouse Rd.,
Gallows Hill Rd., Locust Ave., Durrin Ave., Adams Rush St. &
W44 -- Gilbert St. at Revolutionary Rd.
Eton La. at Fox Hill Rd.
The Oval at Waterbury Parkway
Waterbury Parkway at Ridge Rd.
Fairview Place at Gabriel Drive
Gabriel Dr. at Locust Ave.
Locust Ave. at: Broadie St., Rancho Dr. & Oregon Rd.
W45 -- Lexington Ave. at: Morris Lane, Dyckman Dr., Private Residences &
Crompond Rd. at: Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Maple Row
W46 -- Maple Row at Paulding La.
Paulding La. at: Pine Rd. & Townsend Rd.
Townsend Rd. at : Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Briar La.
W52 -- Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.,
Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6
Toddville and Quarry Acres
W29 -- Croton Ave. at: South Gate Estates, Mtn. View Rd., Maple Ave.,
Baptist Church Rd. & on demand to Rte. 129
W47 -- Furnace Dock Rd. at: Gilman La. (Harmony Hill ) & Croton Ave.
Croton Ave. at: Lynwood Rd., Croton Park Rd. & Crompond Rd.
W48 -- Lafayette Ave. at: Lyncrest Rd. & Ridge Rd.
Rte. 202/35 at: Conklin Ave., Northridge Rd., Clinton Ave.,
Crestview Ave., Forest Rd. & Rick La.
Mohegan Lake & Shrub Oak
W49 Rte. 6 at: Barger St., Sunnyside St., Mountain Brook Rd. & Mill St.
Strawberry Rd. at: Rte. 6, Briarhill St., Eleanor Dr. & Foothill St.
Lexington Ave. at: Strawberry Rd. & West Rd.
W50 Rte 6 at Mohegan Ave.
Mohegan Ave. at Sagamore Ave.
Sagamore Ave. at: Delaware Rd. & Narraganset Rd.
E. Main St. at: New Rd., Stoney St., Gino’s Restaurant, James St. &
W51 Stoney St. at: Winding Court, Quarry Dr., Judy Rd., Scofield Rd.,
Ivy Rd. & Glen Rd.
W52 Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.
Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6
W53 Lexington Ave. at Amazon Rd.
Amazon Rd. at: High St., Mogul Dr., Sylvan Rd. & Dale St.
Dale St. at: Winonah Trail
Mohegan Ave. at: Christine Rd. & Kimble Ave.
Furnace Woods, Pleasantside & Peekskill Heights
W20 -- Watch Hill Rd. at: John Alexander Court, John Cava La.
Mountainside Trail, Furnace Woods School & Furnace Woods Rd.
Furnace Woods Rd. at: Blue Ridge Lake Estates, Galloway La. &
W27 -- LaFayette Ave. at Matasac Rd., Lafayette Ave. on demand to Maple Ave.
Maple Ave. on demand to Croton Ave.
W28 -- Maple Ave. at Furnace Dock Rd.
Furnace Dock Rd. at: Fieldcrest Ct.,
Sniffen Mtn. Rd., Hillside Dr., Lakeview Dr., Inwood La., Brook La.,
Washington St. & Mt. Airy Rd. West
The buses are available for anyone who doesn’t have their own transportation out of the area or who can’t arrange a ride with a neighbor. Buses will take passengers to designated reception centers outside the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone. Please be at one of the bus stops by 1:00 p.m. as there will only be one round of pickups.
Residents in these areas with mobility impairments are advised to call (914) 493-8251 if they need assistance in evacuating the area. TDD for the deaf is available by calling (914) 593-5905.
Residents within the Emergency Planning Zone are urged to tune into a local or New York City radio station for up-to-the-minute information.
These areas are being taken for the protection of the public. County officials are continuing to monitor the situation at Indian Point.
Those leaving their homes are asked to lock all doors and windows and take blankets and pillows as well as any important medications and to swallow one 130 milligram dose of KI – potassium iodide (Children under 1 year should be given a 65 milligram dose – one half the tablet). If you do not have KI you will be able to get it at your reception center. In Westchester County, KI can be obtained at two additional locations: Rockefeller State Park, Route 117 in Mount Pleasant; or the South rest stop on Route 684 near Katonah.
No pets will be allowed on the buses.
A General Emergency is the highest of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Area residents who want more information on plant conditions and the ongoing emergency response can call the Public Inquiry Line at (914) 995-1111 or log onto http://www.westchestergov.com.
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