Nuclear 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.
“The Japanese planned for an earthquake that was the biggest for 1,000 years. Well they got one. They got one that was 1,100 years,” said Marilyn Ele of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition.
According to a spokesman for Entergy, the ads for the Indian Point plant will begin running next week on cable television and in newspapers.
Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neill Sheehan said Salem II was running at full power as of late Friday morning. Salem I was at 80 percent.
Residents, business owners and lobbyists can comment on the plan at a hearing Tuesday afternoon at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
New Jersey residents will soon get their first chance to comment on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for the state’s energy future.
People living near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station packed a public hearing on its future Thursday, dismissing environmental concerns as “pseudoscience” and focusing on the jobs and tax revenues the plant provides.
Work will include repairs to one of five recirculation pumps that are used to move water through the reactor during power operations. Crews will also do preventive maintenance that will ready the plant for the summer season.
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.
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.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released some tips for New Yorkers planning to donate to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generation Station in Lacey Township was returned to normal service after a main power transformer was replaced.
The centerpiece of the plan is the early closure of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant. The plant sucks 1.4 billions of gallons of water each day from the bay and then discharges warmer water back.
Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power operator, agreed to close the plant 10 years earlier than its license called for. In return, New Jersey environmental officials dropped their insistence that the plant build one or more cooling towers.
Workers replaced both of the plant’s main power transformers, refueled the reactor and did maintenance that can only be performed while the unit is offline.