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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Officials at the now-closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon have launched a monthly television show to tell the public about progress cleaning up the facility.

Courtesy of the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A transformer fire Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant resulted in an oil spill into the Hudson River. There is differing information at this early stage about just how much material -- and what type -- seeped into the river. Meanwhile, investigations into both the fire and spill continue.

Tony Fischer, flickr

A transformer failed at New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant Saturday, causing a fire that has been extinguished. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the unit shut down automatically and is safe and stable.

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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
Tony Fischer, flickr

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.

Entergy/NRC

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.

Entergy/NRC

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.

Entergy/NRC

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant is no longer generating power.

Entergy/NRC

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
Tony Fischer, flickr

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
Tony Fischer, flickr

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.

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

Dec 4, 2014
Tony Fischer, flickr

A federal regulator has turned down a request from the parent of the Indian Point nuclear power plant concerning the level of earthquake risk.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized its screening and prioritization for seismic hazard reviews for U.S. nuclear power plants. This comes after Entergy Nuclear had argued that its Indian Point 3 reactor should be moved from Group 1, the highest priority when it comes to examining earthquake risk, to Group 2 or 3. Jerry Nappi is spokesman for Entergy.

Training Drills Take Place Tuesday At Indian Point

Nov 18, 2014
Tony Fischer, flickr

The sounds of gunfire may be heard later Tuesday near Indian Point, but it’s only a drill.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has released a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site.

Tony Fischer, flickr

A proposal from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to force the closure of Indian Point during periods of the summer season to cut down on fish kills is the subject of public hearings Tuesday in Westchester County. Both sides say they want to protect the Hudson River, but the methods differ.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The owner of Vermont Yankee has taken a step to fulfill one of the items in an agreement with the state leading to the shut down of the nuclear power plant.

Resolution On Indian Point Can Appear Next Year

May 21, 2014
Tony Fischer, flickr

A resolution concerning the Indian Point nuclear power plant put forth by a Hudson Valley resident will return to Entergy’s annual shareholder meeting next year.

March Gallagher of Ulster County needed at least 3 percent of the total votes on the measure to enable her resolution to return to Indian Point parent Entergy’s agenda next year. Gallagher says she had purchased Entergy shares to be able to introduce her resolution to decommission Westchester County-based Indian Point.

Entergy/NRC

The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has scheduled a public meeting on a $5.3 million payment to the state by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant for clean energy development.

Entergy/NRC

The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development is creating guidelines to distribute grant money that will help Windham County after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

Two NY Resolutions Are On Entergy's Meeting Agenda

May 1, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two resolutions concerning the Indian Point nuclear power plant are on the agenda of Entergy’s annual shareholder meeting Friday. One is from the New York State comptroller, the other from an Ulster County resident.

Entergy/NRC

After years of contentious debate and legal battles, the state of Vermont and Entergy, the company that owns the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant announced on Monday afternoon that a settlement has been reached that will end all ongoing litigation and delineate a compressed decommissioning schedule.

Entergy/NRC

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that a generating tax imposed by the state on Vermont's only nuclear plant is legal and sent the appeal back to the state court.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.

He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.

Entergy/NRC

A panel that advises Vermont state policy makers on activities at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant wants the plant to be dismantled promptly after it stops operating next year.

Alec Baldwin Hosts Panel On Indian Point

Oct 7, 2013
Dorice Arden Madronero

Actor Alec Baldwin hosted a panel Friday evening in Rockland County on the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A state assemblywoman and the president of an environmental group were among those on the panel, calling for the shutdown of Indian Point.

The panel discussion, “Driving Without a License: Indian Point at the Crossroads,” was presented by the nonprofit Radiation and Public Health Project, with which Alec Baldwin has been connected for some time. However, Baldwin says this marks his first activist role specifically pertaining to Westchester-based Indian Point.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, has taken the first of two formal steps to notify the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the plant is shutting down.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has formed a working group of state officials in response to the planned closing and decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

Following word that Entergy will shut down its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, Entergy officials say the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York is unaffected by the closure. Indian Point opponents disagree.

Entergy announced Tuesday that it will shut down Vermont Yankee, taking it offline by the end of next year. Entergy Wholesale Commodities President Bill Mohl said the plant could neither compete against natural gas prices nor continue to bear the impacts of regulations and costs. Mohl says the decision to close Vermont Yankee, or VY, is an individual one.

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