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Hudson Valley News
7:35 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

False Signal Shuts Down Indian Point Reactor

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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.

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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
10:10 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

A Small Earthquake Is Recorded In Putnam County

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

NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review

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

NRC Sets Priority List For Detailing Seismic Risk

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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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8:39 am
Thu December 26, 2013

NRC: Nine Mile Point Reactor Problems Resolved

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.

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

Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications

Edwin Lyman
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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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North Country News
4:30 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Entergy Begins Formal Notification of Nuclear Shutdown as Local Community Prepares for Economic Chan

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, has taken the first of two formal steps to notify the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the plant is shutting down.

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

NRC Okays Indian Point Two's Operation With Expired License

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have ruled, as expected, that a nuclear power reactor in Westchester County can keep running after its license expires next month.

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