Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NY Without Indian Point

The New York Times:
New York's electrical grid could get along without the Indian Point nuclear reactors, but replacing their output would be difficult and expensive, according to a report by a special committee of the National Academy of Sciences.

The committee said that electric demand is growing so fast in the region that even if the reactors stay in operation, simply keeping the lights on in peak summer periods will be a challenge in coming years.