Indian Point

  New York City gets a quarter of its energy from Indian Point.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has serious questions about the plant’s future. 

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One of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant automatically shut down Wednesday morning. It’s the same reactor that was offline two other times in recent months for different reasons. Meanwhile, the relicensing schedule for the Westchester County plant has been pushed back again.

Rep. Maloney Calls For Indian Point 2 Shutdown

Jun 20, 2016
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Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney stood outside the Indian Point nuclear power plant Monday morning, calling for the suspension of operations at Unit 2 and an immediate safety review at Unit 3. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, this comes on the heels of a problem with baffle bolts at the Westchester County-based reactor.

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Supporters and opponents of Indian Point were out in force Wednesday evening at a hotel in Tarrytown. They were there for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual public meeting about the performance of the Westchester County-based nuclear power plant.

Enviro Group Files Petition With NRC Re: Indian Point

May 24, 2016
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An environmental group filed an emergency petition concerning the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County Tuesday. It wants a federal regulator to step in to keep one of the reactors shut down.

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Federal regulators will have to redo an analysis of the economic impacts of a potential severe accident at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. That’s according to a ruling issued Wednesday being hailed by New York’s governor and attorney general.

Sanders And Clinton Weigh In On Indian Point

Apr 5, 2016
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One of the Democratic presidential hopefuls is calling for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. His rival says not so fast.

Sanders Calls For Indian Point To Close

Apr 5, 2016
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One of the Democratic presidential hopefuls is calling for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Entergy, the owner/operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan permission to extend the frequency of the containment integrated leak rate test from once every 10 years to once every 15 years on a permanent basis.

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Additional testing has turned up higher levels of radioactive tritium in groundwater than what was reported last week at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Plant officials say this is to be expected and stress there is no risk to public health and safety.

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Additional testing has turned up even higher levels of radioactive tritium than what was reported last week at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Plant officials stress there continues to be no risk to public health and safety.

Indian Point parent Entergy Wednesday released updated findings from groundwater tests at the Buchanan-based plant that confirm anticipated fluctuations in tritium levels. Jerry Nappi is spokesman for Entergy.

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Radioactive tritium-contaminated water has leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. New York’s governor over the weekend ordered two state department heads to investigate. Indian Point officials say the leak was contained and there is no risk to public safety.

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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County and New York’s governor Saturday called for state officials to investigate.

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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state utility regulators to begin a full investigation of the operations and safety protocols at the Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of Manhattan.

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New York state has begun holding hearings at the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany on a proposal to close the Indian Point nuclear plant for part of each summer to protect fish during spawning season.

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Federal regulators have found that workers at the Indian Point nuclear plant responded appropriately to a May 9 transformer fire where some 3,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Hudson River and shut the facility's Unit 3 reactor for 16 days.

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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.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says part of the Indian Point nuclear power plant remains offline after a transformer fire that has created another problem: potentially thousands of gallons of oil leaking into the Hudson River.

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A transformer fire Saturday triggered the automatic shutdown of Unit 3 at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A spokesman for plant owner Entergy says the fire was put out by both a sprinkler system and on-site personnel.

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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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  A Saturday evening explosion and fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, 40 miles north of New York City,  touched off a small panic, WABC tv reporting an on site fire brigade put out a blaze at the facility; WCBS tv reporting a transformer blew up. Indian point officials say they safely shut down and neither the public nor employees are in any danger.

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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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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.

Indian Point Tank Alarms Were Fixed

Jan 15, 2015
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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.

Cold Weather Leads To Indian Point 3 Alarm Failure

Jan 9, 2015
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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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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.

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.

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