The NRC is considering Entergy’s application to relicense Indian Point 2 & 3 which are operating under their original 40 year licenses, expiring in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Both IP2 and IP3 have been plagued with major safety problems for decades. As the reactors age, Indian Point will experience an increasing number of equipment and safety-related failures.
What’s at stake?
With the NRC’s demonstrated lack of effective oversight and Entergy’s apparent disregard for public safety, renewing Indian Point’s licenses for another twenty years puts 20 million people at risk.
“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ranked Indian Point ‘in terms of potential human consequences as the No. 1 site in the nation.”
— Robert Stephan, Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection reported in the Journal News, March 23, 2006
Indian Point is
“one of the most inappropriate sites in existence”
for a nuclear plant.
–Robert Ryan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff member in 1979
Some Important News
December, 2010: New York relying much less on Indian Point for energy
September 20, 2005: LEAK IS FOUND IN IP2 SPENT FUEL POOL. READ PRESS COVERAGE AND OFFICIAL RESPONSES.