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

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

Credit 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.

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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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Hudson Valley News
10:42 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Panel Dismisses Contentions Over Nuclear Waste Storage At Indian Point

Credit Tony Fischer, flickr

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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Hudson Valley News
8:58 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Back In Service

Credit Tony Fischer, flickr

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

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Hudson Valley News
2:58 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

NRC Responds To Myriad Questions From Indian Point Opponent

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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Hudson Valley News
6:53 am
Wed June 4, 2014

NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review

Credit Tony Fischer, flickr

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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New York News
11:15 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

NRC Won't Speed Up Move Of Spent Fuel

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is rejecting calls from watchdog groups and some U.S. senators to speed up moving spent nuclear fuel from the pools where most of it is stored now to dry casks.

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Hudson Valley News
1:12 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a priority list for nuclear power plants when it comes to detailing earthquake risk. The NRC is requiring more analysis about seismic risk from a number of plants, including Indian Point.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications

Edwin Lyman
Credit Courtesy of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Amid the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now down to bare bones after some 90 percent of the agency’s staff has been furloughed. WAMC’s Allison Dunne spoke with a scientist whose expertise lies in nuclear power and safety, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear terrorism. He talks about his concerns and the furlough’s potential impacts.

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Hudson Valley News
6:54 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Government Shutdown Has NRC Set To Furlough Most Of Its Staff

If the partial federal government shutdown continues beyond Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be operating with a skeleton staff. As a result, the NRC review process for the relicensing of one of the reactors at the Indian Point nuclear power plant could be delayed.

Some 90 percent of the NRC staff was to have been furloughed beginning Monday, but some leftover money is keeping the agency funded until Thursday. That’s according to NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan.

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