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Hudson Valley News
11:22 am
Fri March 20, 2015

NRC Rules On Contentions Raised For Indian Point Relicensing

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
5:42 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

NRC Issues Violation To Indian Point Owner

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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.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

NRC Officials Explain Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Process

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Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave an overview of the decommissioning process this week and what Vermonters can expect now that the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down.

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New England News
10:15 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

NRC Explains Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The NRC held meetings with the media and the public on Thursday to explain the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant’s decommissioning process.

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New England News
5:04 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

US Inspectors Cite Millstone For Unspecified Safety Problems

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notified the Millstone Power Station in Connecticut that more inspections and oversight are possible after a November 24 inspection found problems related to unspecified safety issues.

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Hudson Valley News
6:00 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Cold Weather Leads To Indian Point 3 Alarm Failure

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

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

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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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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

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

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Back In Service

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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.

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