2nd Entergy nuke plant worker charged in theft

2nd worker at Entergy's Indian Point Nuclear plant accused of theft; $10,000 in copper swiped

Associated Press

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- New York State Police have charged a second worker at Entergy Corp.'s Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant with stealing material.

They say 40-year-old Christopher Albea of Wappingers Falls stole several thousand pounds of copper worth more than $10,000 and sold it at a scrap yard.

Albea was charged with grand larceny and posted $1,000 bail. His lawyer, Michael Romano of White Plains, says he will conduct an investigation into the matter. Albea is due in court Tuesday.

The arrest came two weeks after another Indian Point worker, Theodore Kozelka, was charged with stealing $50,000 worth of copper cable and scrap from the plant about 50 miles north of New York City.

State Police Major Michael Kopy says they're still working to determine the full scope of what was stolen.

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