Indian Point

Hudson Valley News
7:38 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Indian Point 3 Returns To Service After Planned Shutdown

Work during Indian Point 3 refueling outage
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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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:22 am
Fri March 20, 2015

NRC Rules On Contentions Raised For Indian Point Relicensing

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
5:42 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

NRC Issues Violation To Indian Point Owner

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
2:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Indian Point Tank Alarms Were Fixed

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A water tank alarm problem was fixed at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Indicators for a refueling water tank were not working last Thursday, but were remedied the same day. A Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman says operators at Buchanan-based Indian Point Unit 3 had discovered that the two sets of low-low water level indicators, or alarms, for the plant’s refueling water storage tank were not functioning. He says the culprit was a failed strip heater and, in the extreme cold, the lines to the indicators froze.

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Hudson Valley News
6:00 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Cold Weather Leads To Indian Point 3 Alarm Failure

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The extreme cold weather has had an impact on New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. Indicators for a refueling water tank were not working early Thursday, causing a temporary, partial shutdown. 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan says operators at Indian Point Unit 3 discovered that the two sets of low-low water level indicators, or alarms, for the plant’s refueling water storage tank were not functioning. He says the cause of the lines freezing was a failed strip heater.

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Hudson Valley News
2:54 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

NRC Responds To NY Congresswoman About Gas Pipeline Concerns

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
5:23 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Indian Point Security Workers Have A Contract

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:28 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Indian Point To Hold Training Drills Thursday

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:37 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 am
Fri November 28, 2014

NY Congresswoman Urges Deeper Pipeline Review At Indian Point

A New York congresswoman has written to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about assessing potential dangers from a proposed pipeline expansion near Westchester County-based Indian Point.

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey penned a letter to the NRC chair, asking that the Commission require Indian Point-owner Entergy Nuclear to further assess the risk of an accident from the proposed Algonquin Incremental Market, or AIM, project.

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