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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.

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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.

Indian Point Unit 3 Is Back In Service

Aug 15, 2014
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.

False Signal Shuts Down Indian Point Reactor

Aug 13, 2014
Tony Fischer, flickr

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.

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.

NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk

May 13, 2014
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.

NRC: Nine Mile Point Reactor Problems Resolved

Dec 26, 2013

Federal regulators say they're satisfied the operator of a nuclear power plant in central New York has addressed problems that led to four unscheduled reactor shutdowns last year.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it did a special inspection at Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba  last month because of the shutdowns from July to November 2012.

The agency says it determined Constellation Energy Nuclear Group successfully determined the causes of the shutdowns known as "scrams" and took steps to prevent the problems in the future.

Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications

Oct 10, 2013
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.