Indian Point

NRC, NYS Discuss A Repair At Indian Point

Apr 13, 2018
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Safety at the soon-to-be shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County was the subject of a public conference call Thursday with officials from New York state and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At issue was a repair at one of the reactors. The NRC had approved the method of repair and says there is no safety significance. But the state wants a written safety evaluation after raising questions about the method and longevity of the repair.

Entergy, Union Reach Contract Agreement

Jan 24, 2018
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The parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and utility workers union have agreed on a four-year contract. This comes after days of tense negotiations.

Entergy, Union Set To Resume Contract Talks Tuesday

Jan 22, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Contract talks between representatives of the parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and union officials are set to resume Tuesday. The talks broke down just before dawn Saturday. Union members have been calling for job retention beyond the planned closure of the plant by 2021.

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Officials from the parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and union brass are working to negotiate a new contract before a midnight deadline. Utility workers remain set to strike if they cannot reach an agreement.

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Negotiations continue between utility workers and the owner of Indian Point nuclear plant in Westchester County. Union members voted to strike Thursday unless an agreement is reached. Meantime, plant management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have a plan should the strike occur.

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A Hudson Valley-based environmental group will hold a panel discussion Wednesday in Manhattan about the impending closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. Speakers include some well-known names.

A Year In Review In The Hudson Valley

Dec 29, 2017
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As we bid farewell to 2017, WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne takes a look at some of the bigger stories of the year—and some that are sure to continue in 2018.

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Federal agencies are weighing in on how a new designation recently issued for the sturgeon habitat near Indian Point impacts the Westchester nuclear power plant that is set to close by 2021. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has declared its findings while another agency is still reviewing the matter.

Westchester County Exec Drops Indian Point Lawsuits

Nov 16, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Fresh off his re-election loss to Democratic state Senator George Latimer, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is dropping his two lawsuits over the closing of Indian Point nuclear power plant.

NRC Wants Indian Point To Fully Resolve Water Leaks

Nov 13, 2017
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently released its third-quarter inspection report for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Westchester County-based plant has experienced o-ring leakage on and off for years, and the NRC says efforts to resolve the issue have not been entirely successful.

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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley believes there has been little progress regarding an action plan for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. And the mayor of the village home to Indian Point is hoping for more concrete redevelopment plans.

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A state Supreme Court judge has ruled that Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s lawsuits against New York officials and others over a deal to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant will be heard in Westchester.

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The Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant recently came back online following a shutdown June 26 after an issue with a water pump.

Indian Point 2 Shut Down Over Water Pump Issue

Jun 27, 2017
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In New York, one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants was shut down Monday following an issue with a pump on the non-nuclear side.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently held its annual meeting on the safety performance of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. Audience members generally focused on plans to decommission the plant, which is slated to close by 2021.

Indian Point 3 Will Shut Down To Replace Water Seals

Jun 11, 2017
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In New York, one of Indian Point’s nuclear power plants will be shut down for maintenance beginning Sunday night.

Indian Point 3 Returns To Service After Planned Outage

May 19, 2017
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New York’s Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear power plant is back up and running after a refueling and maintenance outage.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has filed two lawsuits alleging the deal announced in January to close Indian Point nuclear power plant skirted state environmental laws. The Republican had intended to file suit one month ago, but the Democratic majority county Board of Legislators voted against it, so Astorino is going a different route.

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New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has just completed replacing about a third of Unit 3’s baffle bolts. This follows the replacement last year of roughly the same number in Unit 2. In both cases, the number of degraded bolts was higher than expected.

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Assembly Democrats grilled Governor Andrew Cuomo’s energy officials for more than four hours on a plan executed by the Public Service Commission and a major energy company that will keep three upstate nuclear power plants alive for the next twelve years. Utility rate payers, mostly from downstate, will pay for the deal through a surcharge on their bills.

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The Democratic chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators said Thursday legislation to support Republican County Executive Rob Astorino’s planned lawsuit to stop or delay the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant is dead on arrival. Astorino announced his lawsuit plans Wednesday. He argued that the January agreement among New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Indian Point parent company Entergy and Riverkeeper to close Indian Point by 2021 cannot move forward because an environmental review was not completed. More from WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Planned Maintenance Work Begins At Indian Point 3

Mar 13, 2017
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One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York was shut down Monday for the start of a $100 million refueling and maintenance outage.

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The New York State Assembly held a hearing Monday on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to spend $8 billion in subsidies to keep three upstate nuclear power plants operating for the next twelve years. But no one from the Cuomo Administration showed up.

A report commissioned by two environmental groups shows that low-carbon options will be ready to replace the more than 2,000 megawatts of power lost by the closure of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant in four years. The report concludes compelling the state to adopt an energy efficiency framework would help.

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With Indian Point set to close in four years, the parties involved in the nuclear power plant’s initial license renewal hearing have filed a motion to withdraw any remaining contentions and end the hearing, as planned.

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County Executive Rob Astorino kicked off his Town Hall series in the northern Westchester town of Cortlandt last night, where the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant will have an impact. And though Indian Point was a topic on his agenda, area residents who overflowed into hallways brought up a number of other subjects — to both groans and applause.

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Monday’s announcement of an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County left local elected officials in a tailspin about tax revenues. They worry there is no way to fill what the Westchester County executive calls a gaping hole.

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A formal announcement Monday about an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County by 2021 came at different times from the different parties involved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced the plan in New York City. Shortly after, Indian Point parent company Entergy held a press conference in Tarrytown.

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The Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County would close by 2021 according to a New York Times report and subsequent others Friday. A deal between Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Indian Point parent Entergy reportedly is on the way.

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Following reports that Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have been hashing out a deal to close the plant by 2021, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says such a plan would wreak economic havoc.

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