NY Nuke Plant Hires Giuliani

Fearing the Indian Point nuclear plant is an appealing target for terrorists, neighbors, activists and local officials are demanding that parent company Entergy shut down the facility, which is located 35 miles upstream from New York City. The New Orleans-based energy company, which owns nine other nuclear power plants, hired former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's PR firm to help out with security and crisis management issues. O'Dwyer's PR Daily reports that Entergy enlisted Giuliani Partners for its "real-world public safety experience" earned following the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. "Giuliani's firm includes former NYC police commissioner Bernard Kerik and fire chief Tom Von Essen. Kerik is to represent Entergy as 'in-house consultant,' and represent it before public hearings," O'Dwyer's writes. Burson-Marsteller does PR for Entergy.