Indian Point

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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.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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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.

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

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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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.

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

Dec 4, 2014
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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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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.

Training Drills Take Place Tuesday At Indian Point

Nov 18, 2014
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The sounds of gunfire may be heard later Tuesday near Indian Point, but it’s only a drill.

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Judges for the Indian Point license renewal hearing have dismissed challenges from two environmental groups and the state. Those challenges have to do with storing nuclear waste.

The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel has dismissed contentions from environmental groups Riverkeeper and Clearwater along with New York State pertaining to on-site storage of nuclear waste at Buchanan-based Indian Point. Here’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Spokesman Neil Sheehan.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put out for public comment a draft environmental impact statement concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project in the Northeast. The expansion includes property belonging to the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Back In Service

Aug 15, 2014
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A reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County that shut down earlier this week is up and running.

False Signal Shuts Down Indian Point Reactor

Aug 13, 2014
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A reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County that produces power for about a million homes automatically shut down Wednesday. The shutdown was in response to a false signal.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has responded to what it deems an exceptionally lengthy list of questions from a group that wants to see the Indian Point nuclear power plant shut down.

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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.

A Small Earthquake Is Recorded In Putnam County

Jul 7, 2014
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Scientists say a small earthquake was recorded Saturday morning in Putnam County, just a few miles north of the Westchester County border. A local newspaper, The Journal News, reported that area residents did not hear or feel anything. Those near the epicenter however, were startled out of their homes.

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There is a public meeting Wednesday evening in Westchester County on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual safety review of Indian Point.

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