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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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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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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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The Takeaway

Two New Nuclear Reactors Get Go-Ahead

Friday, February 10, 2012

Less than one month away from the anniversary of the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster — the world's largest since Chernobyl — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted a license to build and operate two reactors at a nuclear plant in Georgia. These will be the first reactors built in the U.S. since 1978. 

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NRC Concerned About Seismic Activity Around Nuclear Reactors

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that nuclear reactors in parts of the United States might be more vulnerable to earthquakes than previously thought.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Future of Indian Point

Friday, June 03, 2011

We've let the licensing law lapse and we have this architecture for a 21st century circumstance where we're dependent more and more upon electricity, what with cell phones and computers. We have not invested in that. We've not had a collective buy-in about what we're going to do about energy. We're dealing with a legacy of conflict-avoiding.

— WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Takeaway

An Examination of the National Regulatory Commission

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited Alabama Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant for a failed valve, that could have hindered efforts to cool one of the reactors in an emergency. This news comes on the heals of the NRC coming under criticism for being too close to the nuclear industry to really be an effective regulator. Tom Zeller, senior reporter on energy and environment at The Huffington Post, shares what needs to change for the NRC to become an effective overseer of the nation's nuclear power industry.

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AG Schneiderman Calls on Feds to Review Risks at Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Add the state's top law enforcement officer to the list of elected officials voicing concerns over the safety of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York.

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Cautious Reconsideration, Not Rejection, of Nuclear Energy in Washington

Monday, March 14, 2011

Last year, President Obama was calling investment in new nuclear power plants “a necessity.” He reiterated his call for nuclear investment in his State of the Union this year and in his budget proposal, which calls for $36 billion in loan guarantees for new nuclear construction.  

Then, in the last 72 hours, two hydrogen explosions rocked Japan in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami and earthquake.

Now, Washington is readying its response, with key lawmakers urging caution, rather than a reconsideration, of domestic nuclear policy.

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