Twenty-four anti-nuclear and environmental groups have joined with the states of Vermont and New York in calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a more thorough study of the impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel on the grounds of nuclear power plants.
The groups say the NRC is rushing an environmental review of the risks of nuclear waste storage at reactor sites across the country. The groups include the New England Coalition, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Riverkeeper.
The final decision on Indian Point's 20-year license renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has hit another snag... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports
The NRC will hold off before approving new licenses for Indian Point (and other nuclear plants) until the problem of dealing with safety and environmental threats posed by on-site storage of highly radioactive spent fuel is addressed...
Spent fuel has been building up on-site at the 40-year-old Buchanan reactors in the absence of any permanent repository.
An administrator says federal regulators are researching whether nuclear plants can be licensed to run beyond the current limit of 60 years. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…
The comment came as representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission discussed the two Indian Point plants in the New York City suburbs.
Indian Point's owner is seeking new licenses that would extend the plants' life to 60 years. Regional administrator Bill Dean said Wednesday the NRC is looking into whether additional extensions could be granted. None of the nation's plants is more than 45 years old.