Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The nuclear fallout from the devastating earthquake in Japan has put a spotlight on the Indian Point nuclear power plant as licenses for its reactors come up for renewal.
Using the Japan nuclear crisis as a worst case scenario, the Westchester Board of Legislators was set to meet to explore the disaster preparedness plan at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his staff will meet Tuesday with nuclear regulators to discuss whether a disaster like the one in Japan could happen at the Indian Point power plant.
A new report shows federal inspectors logged several “near miss” accidents at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in 2010.
New Jersey’s junior Senator is worried because some of the state’s plants are similar to the Japanese plants. The governor is worried about the material beyond their closure.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
A spokesman said Indian Point 3 will remain offline for about a month.
The 172 sirens that dot four counties around the Indian Point nuclear power plants will be wailing away Wednesday.
New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said the decision violates requirements for a review of health, safety and environmental hazards.
The plant owner, Entergy Corp., said the transformer explosion on Nov. 7 was due to a failed high voltage bushing. Bushings connect the transformer to the overhead lines that carry electricity to the main electrical grid.
A transformer exploded and a fire erupted at a a nuclear power plant north of New York City, leading to an emergency shut down of one of the reactors.
The nuclear reactors’ owner, the pipelines’ owner and regulators say the pipelines do not pose a threat.
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