Indian Point Re-Licensing Hearings Begin

Oct 15, 2012

Federal hearings are set to begin today on whether the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan should be re-licensed for another 20-years. Environmental groups and the state of New York have assembled 10 challenges to the renewal. Riverkeeper held a briefing this morning on the Indian Point relicensing process...  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

The relicensing hearings for the Indian Point nuclear power plant are the most complex in our nation’s history.  Riverkeeper and Governor Andrew Cuomo number among those who believe New York can have a cleaner, sustainable energy future without Indian Point.

Phillip Musegass  is Riverkeeper's Hudson River Program Director. He outlined the environmental group's positions on Indian Point. Entergy Communications Director Jim Steets offered counterpoint.

Hearings on the future of Indian Point are set to continue over the next several weeks and into 2013.