Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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.”
New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah says 12 decorative metal tissue boxes contaminated with radioactive material have been removed from four Bed, Bath and Beyond stores in the state.
Tonight, officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will break it all down for the public – general safety at Indian Point and how the nuclear power plant performed in 2010.
All but two of the 172 emergency sirens around the Indian Point nuclear power plants have sounded as expected during a test.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko called his tour of Indian Point “very good.”
To some, having school kids brought to one location and their parents evacuate to another might not seem like a good evacuation plan.
“Well, I have, for all of my tenure, believe that Indian Point should not be there and should not be recertified,” says Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is making a top priority of reviewing the Indian Point power plant located north of New York City near a geologic fault line.
Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s staff were scheduled to meet with members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss shifting Indian Point away from nuclear power.
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