New York News
7:37 am
Thu May 17, 2012

NY Nuke Plants' Owner Seeks License Extension

An administrator says federal regulators are researching whether nuclear plants can be licensed to run beyond the current limit of 60 years. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The comment came as representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission discussed the two Indian Point plants in the New York City suburbs.

Indian Point's owner is seeking new licenses that would extend the plants' life to 60 years. Regional administrator Bill Dean said Wednesday the NRC is looking into whether additional extensions could be granted. None of the nation's plants is more than 45 years old.

Dean said there is currently no procedure for licenses beyond 60 years. He said it will probably be several years before a decision is made.

Dave Lucas, WAMC News. 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

Photo courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission via Flickr. 

Related program: