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NRC, NYS Discuss A Repair At Indian Point

NRC, NYS Discuss A Repair At Indian Point

Safety at the soon-to-be shuttered Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County was the subject of a public conference call Thursday with officials from New York state and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At issue was a repair at one of the reactors. The NRC had approved the method of repair and says there is...
Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storage and Transport of Irradiated Fuel Rods

Storing and transporting irradiated fuel rods has been the subject of much discussion and misinformation.  Part of the problem is the vocabulary that is commonly used when discussing this thorny problem. This is an attempt to clarify the current process at Indian Point as high-level radioactive waste is moved from fuel pools to on-site storage....
Riverkeeper pledges legal action against efforts to replace Indian Point energy with gas

Riverkeeper pledges legal action against efforts to replace Indian Point energy with gas

The environmental group Riverkeeper plans to challenge a Maryland company’s efforts to operate a natural gas plant in New York because of its ties to a former top Cuomo Administration aide convicted of bribery, The Journal News/lohud.com has learned. The move threatens to upend the state’s energy future once the Indian Point nuclear power plant...
State budget includes $24 million for power plant closure fund

State budget includes $24 million for power plant closure fund

ALBANY – A total of $24 million has been included in the new state budget for communities affected by power plant closures. The power plant closure fund provides financial assistance to municipalities and school districts that experience a 20 percent loss in tax collections directly due to a power plant closing. Last year $15 million...
Officials, Activists Implore Cuomo to Release Risk Assessment of Pipeline

Officials, Activists Implore Cuomo to Release Risk Assessment of Pipeline

Local elected officials and activists gathered outside Cortlandt Town Hall Thursday evening to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to release the results of a risk assessment of a high-pressure gas pipeline near the Indian Point nuclear plants that is more than two years overdue. “How much longer will the governor make us wait?” said Courtney Williams,...