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.
Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.
A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.
A draft report said that closing Indian Point would degrade New York’s electric grid. Gov. Cuomo opposes the new licenses for Entergy, calling the plant unsafe.
Not since before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 have federal regulators approved a license for a new nuclear plant – until now.
Duane Jackson said his brush with terrorism and celebrity taught him that it made sense to get involved.
An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
The NY1-YNN-Marist College poll released Tuesday night shows 49 percent of the adults living nearby are against closing Indian Point.
The two reactors in Buchanan, 35 miles up the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan, provide about a quarter of the power used in New York City and Westchester County.
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.”
The outside of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan looks as it always does, calm. On the inside, it’s a different story.
The hope is to find ways to reduce dependency on Indian Point.
To some, having school kids brought to one location and their parents evacuate to another might not seem like a good evacuation plan.