New York’s Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant is back in service after a 23-day hiatus for equipment upgrades, inspections, and refueling.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

As the relicensing process for New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant crawls forward, federal regulators have issued decisions on contentions raised by the state and an environmental group.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week ruled on appeals involving two contentions in the Indian Point 2 and 3 relicensing process. One appeal was from New York State regarding transformers. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan explains.

NRC Issues Violation To Indian Point Owner

Mar 17, 2015
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Federal regulators say the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County failed to amend a reactor operator's license when the man developed sleep apnea.


An official with Vermont Yankee nuclear plant owner Entergy Corp. says it's offering no guarantees that the company will pay to decommission the retired reactor if the job's still not done at the end of a 60-year period.


The NRC held meetings with the media and the public on Thursday to explain the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant’s decommissioning process.

Spectra Energy

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has responded to a New York congresswoman’s concerns about a proposed pipeline expansion near Westchester County-based Indian Point.


The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant is no longer generating power.


In the latest example of a national trend, next Monday — after years of contentious debate, protests and criticism — the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will permanently shut down, marking a new era for Vernon, Vermont.

Indian Point Security Workers Have A Contract

Dec 17, 2014
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The operator of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant and a local union have reached a contract agreement for security workers.

Indian Point To Hold Training Drills Thursday

Dec 11, 2014
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Training drills are on tap Thursday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Indian Point parent Entergy will be conducting security training drills at the Buchanan-based nuclear plant during parts Thursday and Thursday evening using simulated weaponry that sounds like actual gunfire. Entergy will be using a technology known as “MILES” gear, or Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Systems. These systems involve the use of laser bullets and vests with laser-detection equipment, which duplicate the effects, including the sound, of live ammunition.