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Cool Hand Nuke: Paul Newman endorses Indian Point power plant
May 24, 2007WASHINGTON (AP) — Call him Cool Hand Nuke. Actor and salad dressing salesman Paul Newman weighed in Wednesday on the Indian Point nuclear power facility in the New York suburbs, pronouncing it safer than military bases he had visited.
Newman, the star of such films as “Cool Hand Luke,” “Slap Shot” and “Nobody’s Fool,” visited the Buchanan, N.Y., facility on Monday, according to Jim Steets, a spokesman for Entergy Nuclear, the company that owns Indian Point.
The veteran actor, restaurateur and organic-food producer praised the nuclear power facility as an important part of the region’s energy future because it doesn’t produce greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming.