“It is insane to be operating a nuclear power plant in the New York metropolitan area,” Gary Shaw told CBS2’s Brian Conybeare.
More than 17 million people live within 50 miles of the plant, which sits along the lower Hudson River 30 miles of the city.
Shaw has been fighting to shut down the plant for 16 years and welcomed the news of the apparent deal.
“The devil is in the details. Anything that will stop the plant from operating is a good thing,” he said.