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U.S. Attorney: Indian Point supervisor falsified records

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying records in an effort to keep the plant from having to shut down. It's just the latest headache for owner Entergy Corporation, which has been trying since 2007 to get the plant's two 40-year-old reactors relicensed.  

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Indian Point Owner Spends Big in Push to Relicense: Report

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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The owner of Indian Point nuclear plant has thrown millions into lobbying and political donations as it tries to get its facility relicensed for another 20 years, according to a report released today.

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Battle for Indian Point Intensifies

Monday, May 20, 2013

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While the equipment looks like it’s from another time, plant owner Entergy Corporation says Indian Point is vital for modern day New York.

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Indian Point Opponents Speak Out at NRC Hearing

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Environmental groups and anti-nuclear activists continue to spar with business and labor leaders over the future of the Indian Point nuclear plant, the 40-year-old plant that sits 24 miles north of New York City.

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Indian Point Gets Failing Grade for Safety, Critics Say

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Indian Point nuclear power plant is failing in all areas of safety and needs to close, a coalition of environmental activists, safe energy groups and current and former politicians charged today.

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Draws Mixed Grades from Feds, Activists

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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A coalition of environmental groups, citizens' organizations and current and former officials are renewing their call for the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. This comes as federal regulators are preparing to discuss the plant's annual safety assessment at a meeting Tuesday night.

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NY Court Calls for Public Input on Indian Point Exemptions

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

An appeals court says public opinion must almost always be included when federal regulators consider granting safety exemptions to nuclear power plants.

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Hearings on NY Nuke Plant Start with Tech Talk

Monday, October 15, 2012

A federal hearing that could decide the future of a nuclear plant in the New York City suburbs began Monday on a less-than-dramatic note.

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Federal Panel to Hear Albany’s Arguments Against Indian Point

Friday, October 12, 2012

Washington and Albany may be headed for a confrontation. The Cuomo administration is headed to court to argue against extending the operating licenses for a controversial nuclear power plant.

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GOP Senators Oppose Canada Power Line

Monday, August 27, 2012

More than a dozen New York senators in the Republican majority are opposing a plan to bring hydropower from Quebec to New York City.

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Indian Point Relicensing

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Earlier this month the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted unanimously to wait before approving new licenses for Indian Point or other nuclear plants until it can determine how to deal with safety and environmental threats posed by indefinite on-site storage of highly radioactive spent fuel. Attorney Richard Webster and Clearwater Environmental Director and NRC Petitioner Manna Jo Greene discuss the environmental impacts of on-site spent fuel storage at Indian Point, the vote, and how it impacts the relicensing decision for the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor.

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Waste Storage Becomes Issue in Indian Point Relicensing

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A federal regulatory body will consider the issue of nuclear waste storage before making a decision on whether Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located north of the city, will get its licenses renewed.

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NRC Researching Nuke Plant Licenses Past 60 Years

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In the midst of a battle over extending the 40-year licenses of two nuclear plants near New York City, federal regulators are looking into whether such plants would be eligible for yet another extension.

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As Indian Point Seeks Relicensing, NY Officials Call for Better Evacuation Plan

Monday, April 02, 2012

New York lawmakers and environmental officials are calling for a more comprehensive evacuation plan at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, and they want that plan to be a condition for the plant’s relicensing.

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Entergy Pays $1.2 Million for Oil Spill in Hudson

Monday, March 26, 2012

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear plants in New York is paying a $1.2 million penalty for fouling the Hudson River with oil.

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Back in Service After Day Offline

Thursday, March 01, 2012

A nuclear plant in the New York suburbs has been reconnected to the electrical grid after a day and a half offline.

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Indian Point Nuclear Reactor Back in Service

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A nuclear reactor in New York City's suburbs is back in service after an eight-day shutdown to repair a pump that was leaking slightly radioactive water.

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Indian Point Reactor Remains Shut Down

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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A reactor at the Indian Point Nuclear Plant that was shut down for repairs should be back online before the end of the week, officials with the company said Tuesday.

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Assembly Weighs Impact of Indian Point Nuclear Facility Closure

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New York State Assembly members held a hearing Thursday examining the impact of the potential closure of Indian Point nuclear power plant and energy alternatives.

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The Empire

'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

We discuss two related energy topics the Governor is pursuing – the closure of Indian Point and the development of an energy highway from Canada.

Last week Senate Energy Committee Chairman George Maziarz told us he does not support a pipeline carrying power from Canada to downstate; he would rather see any energy transported from point A to point B (NYC & surrounding counties) to be generated by New York State. Today we take the pulse of the Assembly Energy Committee Chairman Kevin Cahill on the issue.

Transmission Developers is the company behind the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a 2 billion dollar project that will bring up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of clean wind and hydro power to the New York metro area. The pipeline if built would largely be underground, running from Ontario, under Lake Champlain, and along the Hudson River.Transmission Developers VP Bill Helmer will be here with reaction to Senator Maziarz negative feelings about his project, as well as some thoughts on why this plan is the one NY should bank on for its future energy needs.

Speaking of energy needs, if the Governor succeeds in shutting down the Indian Point nuclear complex in the Hudson Valley -- which the City of New York depends upon for over 30 percent of its power -- he’s going to have to replace it with something. Indian Point spokesman Jerry Nappi will share why he thinks any replacement – even hydro from Canada – will be too costly.

And finally, one of the big unions involved in this debate weighs in. Phil Wilcox of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) shares his thoughts.

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