Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Federal regulators on Tuesday were investigating why water accumulated in a room of critical electrical equipment after a transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
The Disaster Accountability Project says in a new report that residents of communities as far away from the plant as 50 miles are likely to evacuate in case of any such emergency at the power plant.
Federal regulators on Tuesday said the owners of a nuclear power plant in Westchester County failed to amend a reactor operator’s license when the man developed sleep apnea.
A collective bargaining agreement between the plant’s operator, Entergy, and the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2, is set to expire at the end of the day Friday. Talks have been under way since Wednesday to try to negotiate a new contract.
Sen., Charles Schumer is suggesting that the Coast Guard “quarterback the effort” to provide a 24-hour maritime security plan.
Daniel Wilson pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The renewal process could be more than a year, given the controversy involved. New York state and environmental groups have voiced opposition to a new 20-year license.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a supplement to a 2010 study Tuesday. That study found Indian Point’s impact is not great enough to deny a new 20-year license.
The report card results were announced one day after it was learned that one of Indian Point’s reactors will become the first and only nuclear reactor in the country operating without a license.
Indian Point 2’s 40-year license expires on Sept. 28. Officials said the reactor can keep operating because Entergy Nuclear, its owner, filed for renewal more than five years before the expiration date.
The federal fisheries service report said the continued operation of two nuclear plants in the New York City suburbs would kill hundreds of fish in two protected species, but it would not come close to wiping them out.
Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.
Two nuclear power plants in the Tri-State Area will be part of a study looking into the potential health risks posed by the facilities.
Not since before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 have federal regulators approved a license for a new nuclear plant – until now.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the rulings “a major victory for the safety of millions of New Yorkers.”